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The American Claimant

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

1. 00-Explanatory & The Weather in this Book
2. 01-Chapter I
3. 02-Chapter II
4. 03-Chapter III
5. 04-Chapter IV
6. 05-Chapter V
7. 06-Chapter VI
8. 07-Chapter VII
9. 08-Chapter VIII
10. 09-Chapter IX
11. 10-Chapter X
12. 11-Chapter XI
13. 12-Chapter XII
14. 13-Chapter XIII
15. 14-Chapter XIV
16. 15-Chapter XV
17. 16-Chapter XVI
18. 17-Chapter XVII
19. 18-ChapterXVIII
20. 19-Chapter XIX
21. 20-Chapter XX
22. 21-Chapter XXI
23. 22-Chapter XXII
24. 23-Chapter XXIII
25. 24-Chapter XXIV
26. 25-Chapter XXV
27. 26-Appendix, Weather for Use in this Book

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The American Claimant is an 1892 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The story focuses on the class differences and expectations of monarchic, hierarchical Britain and the upstart, "all men are created equal" America. 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.