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    El Pretendiente Americano (Paperback)(Spanish) By (author) Mark Twain, Translated by Jose Luis Piquero

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    DescriptionOne of Mark Twain's lesser-known comedic novels, this farcical story employs Twain's narrative genius and gift of parody while also giving voice to some of his fervent social protests. When young Berkeley, the firstborn son of the Count of Rossmore, discovers that his family stole their title, estate, and fortune generations ago, he travels to America in order to find the rightful Earl of Rossmore, an eccentric man named Mulberry Sellers. Before Berkeley meets Sellers, however, there is a fire at the former's hotel that destroys his documents, forcing him to adopt a new identity and try earning his own living for the first time in his life. The adventures of Berkeley and Sellers culminate in a series of misunderstandings that are both perplexing and hilarious. "Una de las novelas comicas menos conocidas de Mark Twain, esta historia absurda emplea el genio narrativo de Twain y su don de la parodia ademas de dar voz a sus fervientes protestas sociales." "Cuando el joven Berkeley, primogenito del conde de Rossmore, descubre que hace algunas generaciones su familia se robo su titulo, su propiedad y sus riquezas, viaja a los Estados Unidos para encontrar el legitimo heredero, un hombre estrafalario llamado Mulberry Sellers. Sin embargo, antes de que Berkeley se reuna con Sellers, hay un incendio en el hotel del primero que destruye sus documentos, forzandole a adoptar una nueva identidad y afrontar la experiencia de ganarse el sustento por sus propios medios. Las peripecias de Berkeley y Sellers culminan en una serie de equivocos que son confusos y comiquisimos."

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    El Pretendiente Americano
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain, Translated by Jose Luis Piquero
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    ISBN 13: 9788496707474
    ISBN 10: 8496707474

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
    B&T General Subject: 100
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Approval Code: C26108720
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 33
    B&T Approval Code: A26453240
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    Ediciones Robinbook
    Imprint name
    Ediciones Robinbook
    Publication date
    01 February 2012
    Author Information
    Mark Twain was an American writer and humorist whose most famous works include "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," and "Pudd'nhead Wilson." Jose Luis Piquero is a writer and a translator whose other translations include "The Great Gatsby "and "This Side of Paradise."