1919 True 1st/1st Mark TWAIN Curious Republic of Gondour Political Satire

TWAIN, Mark

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“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

― Mark Twain

 

Mark Twain and his works were immensely popular all on their own. Such notable characters as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn stood out about other 19th-century literary characters, and not just in the United States.

 

‘The Curious Republic of Gondour’ is a short story by Twain, which is a fictitious satire on social and political commentary. It is one of Twain’s least known works, however, it was reprinted throughout the 20th-century.

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1919 True 1st/1st Mark TWAIN Curious Republic of Gondour Political Satire

 

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

― Mark Twain

 

Mark Twain and his works were immensely popular all on their own. Such notable characters as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn stood out about other 19th-century literary characters, and not just in the United States.

 

‘The Curious Republic of Gondour’ is a short story by Twain, which is a fictitious satire on social and political commentary. It is one of Twain’s least known works, however, it was reprinted throughout the 20th-century.

 

Item number: #4970

Price: $499

 

TWAIN, Mark

 

The curious Republic of Gondour, and other whimsical sketches

 

New York : Boni and Liveright, 1919.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [ix], 140
  • References: BAL 3527
  • Note on edition:
    • First true issue with 1919 printed on the title page and copyright page with “Copyright, 1919, by BONI & LIVERLIGHT, Inc., Printed in the U.S.A.”
    • This printing was known to be an illegal and unauthorized edition, printed without the knowledge of Twain.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 12.5cm)
  • Auction and price comparisons as high as $1500

 

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4970

Category

Literature

Authors

TWAIN, Mark

Printing Date

20th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete