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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (423 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain, Charles Dudley Warner Narrator: Bronson Pinchot Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is the collaborative work of Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirized the era that followed the Civil War. This period is often referred to as “The Gilded Age” because of this book. The corruption and greed that was typical of the time is exemplified through two fictional narratives: one, of the Hawkinses, a poor family from Tennessee that tries to persuade the government to purchase their seventy-five thousand acres of unimproved land; and second, of Philip Sterling and Henry Brierly, two young upper-class men who seek their fortune in land as well.

This book is widely considered one of the hundred greatest books of all time and is here to attract a whole new generation of readers, for the themes of this classic work are still relevant to our nation today.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The Gilded Age is a severe, truthful and painful satire...there is abundance of humor scattered through it.

    New York World, 1874

  • “It is decidedly original...the most entertaining book of the season.”

    Hartford Times, 1873

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maesha | 2/8/2014

    " This book despite it's monotonous aesthetics was such a good read. I initially picked it up thinking it'd be a political recollection of the gilded age but it was so much more than that. The drama and the romance and the politics combined made for an excellent story but it also revealed a lot about the years in which the book was written. For instance, a woman with beauty and elegance was able to get congressman to do almost anything she wanted them to do. It was really an eye-opener and I hope to use this book as an example in my US history regents in June. It was really good, I recommend the read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dan | 2/5/2014

    " Some good satire here and there, but I don't think this is one of Twain's best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wes Weinhold | 1/2/2014

    " A comment on today as well "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Vickie | 12/8/2013

    " Maybe because it was written by 2 men instead of 1 I just didn't enjoy it as much. Just ok. "

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