"The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" is an 1873 novel written by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner. It is a satire on the political corruption rampant in post-Civil War America, in the era that is now commonly called the 'Gilded Age'. It deals with an idealistic state of society wherein there exists "no desire of wealth, where the poor are all simple-minded and contented, and the rich are all honest and generous, where society is in a condition of primitive purity, and politics is the occupation of the capable and patriotic." This fantastic book is recommended for those with an interest in speculative literature, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Twain's work. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.