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The gilded age by Mark Twain

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Published by Cassell in London .
Written in English



  • Washington (D.C.)


  • Political corruption -- Fiction,
  • Legislators -- Fiction,
  • Speculation -- Fiction,
  • Businessmen -- Fiction,
  • Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Mark Twain and C. D. Warner; edited by Herbert Van Thal with an introduction by Richard Church.
SeriesThe First novel library,, FN8
ContributionsWarner, Charles Dudley, 1829-1900, joint author., Van Thal, Herbert Maurice, 1904- ed.
LC ClassificationsPZ3.C59 G24, PS1311 G24
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 427 p.
Number of Pages427
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5578997M
LC Control Number67092319

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