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The American claimant : and other stories and sketches

Author: Mark Twain; Harper & Brothers,
Publisher: New York and London : Harper & Brothers Publishers, ©1899.
Series: Writings of Mark Twain, 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Author's national editionView all editions and formats
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The American Claimant is about Americans, the way they view themselves, the way they are viewed by others through the eyes of a British nobleman. Even though a century has passed since the book was written, most of the acute observations are as true today as when it was written. A young English nobleman, Viscount Berkeley, has determined to renounce his aristocratic station, emigrate to America and make his way by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
American claimant.
New York, London, Harper & Bros., [©1899]
(OCoLC)875123449
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Harper & Brothers,
OCLC Number: 944246
Notes: "This is the authorized uniform edition of all my books. Mark Twain"--Facsimile inscription on verso of half-title.
Description: vi, 538 pages, [3] leaves of plates : illustrations, frontispiece ; 20 cm.
Contents: The American claimant --
Merry tales ; The private history of a campaign that failed --
Luck --
A curious experience --
Mrs. McWilliams and the lightning --
Meisterschaft : in three acts --
The £1,000,000 bank-note, and other stories ; The £1,000,000 bank-note --
Mental telegraphy --
A cure for the blues --
The curious book, complete : The enemy conquered; or love triumphant --
About all kinds of ships ; The modern steamer and the obsolete steamer --
Noah's ark --
Columbus's craft --
A vanished sentiment --
Playing courier --
The German Chicago --
A petition to the Queen of England --
A majestic literary fossil.
Series Title: Writings of Mark Twain, 21.
Responsibility: by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens).

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The American Claimant is about Americans, the way they view themselves, the way they are viewed by others through the eyes of a British nobleman. Even though a century has passed since the book was written, most of the acute observations are as true today as when it was written. A young English nobleman, Viscount Berkeley, has determined to renounce his aristocratic station, emigrate to America and make his way by ability alone. His place in England is taken by Colonel Sellers, who believes himself the descendant of the family. Each learns that his conceptions of the society he is entering are wildly incorrect, as Twain reiterates a favorite theme--disenchantment with democracy. Other selections include "The £1,000,000 Bank-Note" which charts the magical rags-to-riches ascent of a virtuous and resourceful mining broker's clerk from San Francisco who arrives in London with a single dollar in his pocket, and proceeds to ultimate and splendid financial success and fame in London society--a paean to ingenuity and a celebration of its cunning confidence-man narrator. "Mental Telegraphy," reflects Twain's continuing interest in the occult; "The German Chicago," contrasting Berlin of his era with the American city, "About All Kinds of Ships," about steamboats old and new; plus a tongue-in-cheek "Petition to the Queen of England" for relief from taxes.

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