The American Claimant

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The American Claimant
First edition
Author Mark Twain
Illustrator Dan Beard[1]
Country United States
Language English
Genre Humor, Satire, alternate history, science fiction, fantasy
Publisher Charles L. Webster
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 291 pp
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,[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. 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.



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  1. ^ Facsimile of the original 1st edition.
  2. ^ In Love With Technology, as Long as It's Dusty, a March 25, 1999 article from The New York Times
  3. ^ Twain Rolls On To New Heights, a July 15, 1998 article from The New York Times

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