Item #3873 American Claimant. Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens.
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant
American Claimant

American Claimant

New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. A not quite Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original green cloth with the front board and spine lettered in gilt and decorated in black and with general edge wear. The book would be Very Good if not having pencil marks to about a dozen pages from a prior posessor, apparently a child. Per Wikipedia: ""The American Claimant is an 1892 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. Twain wrote the novel with the help of phonographic dictation,[2] the first author (according to Twain himself) to do so.[3] This was also (according to Twain) an attempt to write a book without mention of the weather, the first of its kind in fictitious literature (although the first sentence of the second paragraph references weather: "breezy fine morning"). Indeed, all the weather is contained in an appendix, at the back of the book, which the reader is encouraged to turn to from time to time.....The American Claimant is a comedy of mistaken identities and multiple role switches. Its cast of characters include an American enamored of British hereditary aristocracy and a British earl entranced by American democracy. Good +. Item #3873

Price: $145.00

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