The Gilded Age, Part 4‪.‬

出版商描述

The term gilded age, commonly given to the era, comes from the title of this book. Twain and Warner got the name from Shakespeare's King John (1595): "To gild refined gold, to paint the lily… is wasteful and ridiculous excess". Gilding a lily, which is already beautiful and not in need of further adornment, is excessive and wasteful, characteristics of the age Twain and Warner wrote about in their novel. Another interpretation of the title, of course, is the contrast between an ideal "Golden Age", and a less worthy "Gilded Age", as gilding is only a thin layer of gold over baser metal, so the title now takes on a pejorative meaning as to the novel's time, events and people.

類別
小說與文學
發行日期
2004年
6月20日
語言
EN
英文
頁數
97
出版商
Public Domain
大小
1.5
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