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The Gilded Age

There is good reason why Mark Twain (and fellow writer Charles Dudley) would have referred to an entire age using the word "gilded." The term "gilded" is defined by Dictionary.com in a manner that...

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The Gilded Age

There is a complex relationship that Twain and Dudley hold towards national stereotypes. The "gilding" element is essential in this understanding. Gilding seeks to further adorn something "already...

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The Gilded Age

Mark Twain, as a satirist, is known for peeling away the layers of polite society and examining the flaws underneath. In The Gilded Age, Twain uses his deep understanding of the human condition to...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2014, 9:50 pm (UTC)

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