The American Claimant

Mark Twain

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The American Claimant is a book by American writer Mark Twain, first published in 1892. A comedy of mistaken identities, the book tells the story of Howard Tracey, the son and heir to the Earl of Rossmore. After the Earl recieves a letter from America from someone who believes they are the rightful heir, Tracey sets off to investigate. Before he arrives, the claimant dies and his relative Colonel Mulberry Sellers steps in. Believing that the heir to the Earl is now dead, and also that he, the Colonel, has powers to materialise dead people, he gathers the ashes of the deceased claimant, and attempts to do so. When Howard Tracey arrives in America and meets Sellers, the latter believes his powers to reanimate dead people has worked.

This book has 65,119 words, 129 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1892.

Production notes: This ebook of The American Claimant was published by Global Grey on the 8th May 2018, and updated on the 15th December 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'George Payne; Henry John Rous' by G. Thompson.

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