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#411 - Samuel L. Clemens

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A page from The Gilded Age
Description                           Estimate: $2,000+          

Autograph manuscript written in the hand of Clemens, unsigned, one page, lightly lined, 5 x 8, no date but circa 1873. An extract from his novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, headed “1439,” in full: “…such a coat as that could be of little use in a civilized land. A little further on, he remembered that there were some papers of value in one of the packets of the relic, & then with a petulant ejaculation he turned back, picked up the coat & put it on. He made a dozen steps, & then stopped very suddenly. He stood still a moment, as one who is trying to believe something & cannot. He put a hand up over his shoulder & felt his back, & a great thrill shot through him. He grasped the skirt of the coat impulsively & an…” Clemens makes a number of emendations. In fine condition. Coauthored with Charles Dudley Warner, The Gilded Age was a satire on greed and political corruption in America in the period following the Civil War; the work was written jointly at the suggestion of the two men’s wives, each author contributing individual as well as collaborative chapters. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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