The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today
Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner
Page count: 530 pages
File size: 536 KB
The only book that Mark Twain ever wrote in collaboration with another author, The Gilded Age is a novel that viciously and hilariously satirizes the greed, materialism, and corruption that characterized much of upper-class America in the nineteenth century. The title term — inspired by a line in Shakespeare’s King John — has become synonymous with the excess of the era.