Pudd nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins Book

Pudd nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : New York : Harper
  • Release Date : 1899
  • Genre: Conjoined twins
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : CHI:22520472

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Pudd nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins Excerpt :

Picture of life in a Missouri town and the adventures of an amateur detective.

Pudd nhead Wilson Book
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Pudd nhead Wilson


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1980
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0393950271

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Pudd nhead Wilson Book

Pudd nhead Wilson


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101873113

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Pudd nhead Wilson Excerpt :

At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant's son's life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master's. From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels. On its surface, Pudd'nhead Wilson possesses all the elements of an engrossing nineteenth-century mystery: reversed identities, a horrible crime, an eccentric detective, a suspenseful courtroom drama, and a surprising, unusual solution. Yet it is not a mystery novel. Seething with the undercurrents of antebellum southern culture, the book is a savage indictment in which the real criminal is society, and racial prejudice and slavery are the crimes. Written in 1894, Pudd'nhead Wilson glistens with characteristic Twain humor, with suspense, and with pointed irony: a gem among the author's later works.

Those Extraordinary Twins Book
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Those Extraordinary Twins


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Release Date : 2021-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Those Extraordinary Twins Excerpt :

Originally part of the Pudd'nhead Wilson book, Twain realised during the writing process that the twins were taking a backseat to characters such as Pudd'nhead Wilson, Roxy, and Tom Driscoll. As a result, he took them out and gave them their own short story. He explains all this in the Introduction to this book.

The Tragedy of Pudd   nhead Wilson Book

The Tragedy of Pudd nhead Wilson


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : 9783732638406

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Reproduction of the original: The Tragedy of Pudd ́nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

Mark Twain   s Pudd   nhead Wilson Book
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Mark Twain s Pudd nhead Wilson


  • Author : Susan Gillman
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-07-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822381624

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This collection seeks to place Pudd’nhead Wilson—a neglected, textually fragmented work of Mark Twain’s—in the context of contemporary critical approaches to literary studies. The editors’ introduction argues the virtues of using Pudd’nhead Wilson as a teaching text, a case study in many of the issues presently occupying literary criticism: issues of history and the uses of history, of canon formation, of textual problematics, and finally of race, class, and gender. In a variety of ways the essays build arguments out of, not in spite of, the anomalies, inconsistencies, and dead ends in the text itself. Such wrinkles and gaps, the authors find, are the symptoms of an inconclusive, even evasive, but culturally illuminating struggle to confront and resolve difficult questions bearing on race and sex. Such fresh, intellectually enriching perspectives on the novel arise directly from the broad-based interdisciplinary foundations provided by the participating scholars. Drawing on a wide variety of critical methodologies, the essays place the novel in ways that illuminate the world in which it was produced and that further promise to stimulate further study. Contributors. Michael Cowan, James M. Cox, Susan Gillman, Myra Jehlen, Wilson Carey McWilliams, George E. Marcus, Carolyn Porter, Forrest Robinson, Michael Rogin, John Carlos Rowe, John Schaar, Eric Sundquist

Pudd nhead Wilson Book
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Pudd nhead Wilson


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release Date : 2005-09-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553901955

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Pudd nhead Wilson Excerpt :

At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant's son's life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master's. From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels. On its surface, Pudd'nhead Wilson possesses all the elements of an engrossing nineteenth-century mystery: reversed identities, a horrible crime, an eccentric detective, a suspenseful courtroom drama, and a surprising, unusual solution. Yet it is not a mystery novel. Seething with the undercurrents of antebellum southern culture, the book is a savage indictment in which the real criminal is society, and racial prejudice and slavery are the crimes. Written in 1894, Pudd'nhead Wilson glistens with characteristic Twain humor, with suspense, and with pointed irony: a gem among the author's later works.

No  44  The Mysterious Stranger Book
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No 44 The Mysterious Stranger


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520270008

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No 44 The Mysterious Stranger Excerpt :

This is the only authoritative text of this late novel. It reproduces the manuscript which Mark Twain wrote last, and the only one he finished or called the "The Mysterious Stranger." Albert Bigelow Paine's edition of the same name has been shown to be a textual fraud.

Mark Twain s Pudd nhead Wilson Book

Mark Twain s Pudd nhead Wilson


  • Author : Susan Gillman
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-07-20
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 0822310465

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Mark Twain s Pudd nhead Wilson Excerpt :

This collection seeks to place Pudd’nhead Wilson—a neglected, textually fragmented work of Mark Twain’s—in the context of contemporary critical approaches to literary studies. The editors’ introduction argues the virtues of using Pudd’nhead Wilson as a teaching text, a case study in many of the issues presently occupying literary criticism: issues of history and the uses of history, of canon formation, of textual problematics, and finally of race, class, and gender. In a variety of ways the essays build arguments out of, not in spite of, the anomalies, inconsistencies, and dead ends in the text itself. Such wrinkles and gaps, the authors find, are the symptoms of an inconclusive, even evasive, but culturally illuminating struggle to confront and resolve difficult questions bearing on race and sex. Such fresh, intellectually enriching perspectives on the novel arise directly from the broad-based interdisciplinary foundations provided by the participating scholars. Drawing on a wide variety of critical methodologies, the essays place the novel in ways that illuminate the world in which it was produced and that further promise to stimulate further study. Contributors. Michael Cowan, James M. Cox, Susan Gillman, Myra Jehlen, Wilson Carey McWilliams, George E. Marcus, Carolyn Porter, Forrest Robinson, Michael Rogin, John Carlos Rowe, John Schaar, Eric Sundquist

The Tragedy of Pudd nhead Wilson Book

The Tragedy of Pudd nhead Wilson


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Release Date : 2015-05-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613100097

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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark TwainÊ Mark Twain is best known for his novels and short stories. Twain uses his incredible whit to depict life in America. His books Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have been read by school children for generations. His life on the Mississippi River has peeked the imagination of boys to go and build a raft and sail off into unknown adventures. The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson is set in a Mississippi river town in the first half on the 19th century. David Wilson is a new lawyer in town and one odd remark has branded him Pudd'nhead Wilson. The story shifts to a slave named Roxy who is 1\16 black. She switches her son with the masters son so her son could have a chance in the world. The story describes the racism of the antebellum south, even as to seemingly white people with minute traces of Negro ancestry, and the acceptance of that state of affairs by all involved, including the black population.

Twain s Pudd nhead Wilson Book

Twain s Pudd nhead Wilson


  • Author : Robert Rowlette
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1971
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105004512898

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Humorous Stories and Sketches Book
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Humorous Stories and Sketches


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486111186

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Humorous Stories and Sketches Excerpt :

Eight delightfully entertaining pieces, including "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," "Journalism in Tennessee," "About Barbers," "The Stolen White Elephant," and three more.

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Pudd nhead Wilson


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1969-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780140430400

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Pudd nhead Wilson Excerpt :

At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant's son's life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master's. From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels. On its surface, Pudd'nhead Wilson possesses all the elements of an engrossing nineteenth-century mystery: reversed identities, a horrible crime, an eccentric detective, a suspenseful courtroom drama, and a surprising, unusual solution. Yet it is not a mystery novel. Seething with the undercurrents of antebellum southern culture, the book is a savage indictment in which the real criminal is society, and racial prejudice and slavery are the crimes. Written in 1894, Pudd'nhead Wilson glistens with characteristic Twain humor, with suspense, and with pointed irony: a gem among the author's later works.

Pudd nhead Wilson  and Those Extraordinary Twins Book

Pudd nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-04-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 1545301980

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Pudd'nhead Wilson is a novel by Mark Twain. It was serialized in The Century Magazine (1893-4), before being published as a novel in 1894.The setting is the fictional Missouri frontier town of Dawson's Landing on the banks of the Mississippi River in the first half of the 19th century. David Wilson, a young lawyer, moves to town and a clever remark of his is misunderstood, which causes locals to brand him a "pudd'nhead" (nitwit). His hobby of collecting fingerprints does not raise his standing in the townsfolk's eyes, who see him as an eccentric and do not frequent his law practice. Pudd'nhead Wilson moves into the background as the focus shifts to the slave Roxy, her son, and the family they serve. Roxy is only one-sixteenth black, and her son Valet de Chambre (referred to as "Chambers") is only 1/32 black. Roxy is principally charged with caring for her inattentive master's infant son Tom Driscoll, who is the same age as her own son. After fellow slaves are caught stealing and are nearly sold "down the river," to a master further south, Roxy fears for her life and the life of her son. First she decides to kill herself and Chambers to avoid being sold down the river, but then decides instead to switch Chambers and Tom in their cribs so that her son will live a life of privilege. The narrative moves forward two decades, and Tom Driscoll (formerly Valet de Chambre), believing himself to be wholly white and raised as a spoiled aristocrat, has grown to be a selfish and dissolute young man. Tom's father has died and granted Roxy her freedom. Roxy worked for a time on river boats, and saved money for her retirement. When she finally is able to retire, she discovers that her bank has failed and all of her savings are gone. She returns to Dawson's Landing to ask for money from Tom. Tom meets Roxy with derision and Roxy tells him that he is her son, and uses this fact to blackmail him into financially supporting her. Twin Italian noblemen visit the town to some fanfare, and

Pudd nhead Wilson  and Those Extraordinary Twins  by Book

Pudd nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins by


  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-11-06
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 1539952207

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Pudd nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins by Excerpt :

Pudd'nhead Wilson is a novel by Mark Twain. It was serialized in The Century Magazine (1893-4), before being published as a novel in 1894.The setting is the fictional Missouri frontier town of Dawson's Landing on the banks of the Mississippi River in the first half of the 19th century. David Wilson, a young lawyer, moves to town and a clever remark of his is misunderstood, which causes locals to brand him a "pudd'nhead" - a nitwit. His hobby of collecting fingerprints does not raise his standing in the townsfolk's eyes, who see him as an eccentric and do not frequent his law practice.Puddn'head Wilson moves into the background as the focus shifts to the slave Roxy, her son, and the family they serve. Roxy is only one-sixteenth black, and her son Valet de Chambre (referred to as "Chambers") is only 1/32 black. Roxy is principally charged with caring for her inattentive master's infant son Tom Driscoll, who is the same age as her own son. After fellow slaves are caught stealing and are nearly sold "down the river," to a master further south, Roxy fears for her life and the life of her son. First she decides to kill herself and Chambers to avoid being sold down the river, but then decides instead to switch Chambers and Tom in their cribs so that her son will live a life of privilege.The narrative moves forward two decades, and Tom Driscoll (formerly Valet de Chambre), believing himself to be wholly white and raised as a spoiled aristocrat, has grown to be a selfish and dissolute young man. Tom's father has died and granted Roxy her freedom. Roxy worked for a time on river boats, and saved money for her retirement. When she finally is able to retire, she discovers that her bank has failed and all of her savings are gone. She returns to Dawson's Landing to ask for money from Tom.Tom meets Roxy with derision and Roxy tells him that he is her son, and uses this fact to blackmail him into financially supporting her.Twin Italian noblemen visit the town to some fanfare, and T