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#520 - Charles Dudley Warner

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Extracts from Warner’s 1873 The Gilded Age
Description                           Estimate: $200+          

Autograph manuscript written in the hand of Warner, unsigned, two pages, each 5.75 x 8.25, no date but circa 1873. Two extracts from the novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today; the first, headed “13,” penned in black ink, in part: “The great thing for him is that then he can not only have an opinion, but an opinion that will be counted and that he will be a real unit in the State. Sentiment rules more than reason in persuading him to try his fortune, though news may come to him that he will not escape either hard work or poverty.” The second, headed “23” and penned in purple ink, in part: “Even those who question the value to the individual of what we call progress, admit I suppose, the increase of knowledge in the world from age to age, and not only its increase, but its diffusion.” Warner makes a few emendations. In fine condition, with a strip of old mounting remnant along the left edge of one sheet. Coauthored with Samuel L. Clemens, 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.

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