The American Claimant
|Genre||Humor, Satire, alternate history, science fiction, fantasy|
|Publisher||Charles L. Webster|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback)|
|Preceded by||A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court|
|Followed by||Merry Tales|
The American Claimant is an 1892 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. Twain wrote the novel with the help of phonographic dictation, the first author (according to Twain himself) to do so. 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. 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.
|This section requires expansion with: a plot summary. (February 2009)|
- Facsimile of the original 1st edition.
- In Love With Technology, as Long as It's Dusty, a March 25, 1999 article from The New York Times
- Twain Rolls On To New Heights, a July 15, 1998 article from The New York Times
- The American Claimant at Project Gutenberg
- Special Collections from the UC Berkeley Library website, depicting Twain's preface to The American Claimant from the original manuscript
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