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The Resource Pudd'nhead Wilson ; : and, Those extraordinary twins, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Bradbury

Pudd'nhead Wilson ; : and, Those extraordinary twins, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Bradbury

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Pudd'nhead Wilson ; : and, Those extraordinary twins
Title
Pudd'nhead Wilson ;
Title remainder
and, Those extraordinary twins
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Bradbury
Title variation
Those extraordinary twins
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The American humorist's classic novel depicting human nature under slavery. At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson, a young slave woman, fearing for her infant 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 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 painted irony; a gem among the authors' later works
Cataloging source
OI@
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
813.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1932-2000
  • 1835-1910
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  • Bradbury, Malcolm
  • Twain, Mark
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Infants switched at birth
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Race relations
  • Conjoined twins
  • Slavery
  • Missouri
Label
Pudd'nhead Wilson ; : and, Those extraordinary twins, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Bradbury
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Reprinted with a new Chronology and Further Reading 2004"--T.p. verso
  • On FOD
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-49)
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
324 p.
Isbn
9780140430400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm55615423
Label
Pudd'nhead Wilson ; : and, Those extraordinary twins, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by Malcolm Bradbury
Publication
Note
  • "Reprinted with a new Chronology and Further Reading 2004"--T.p. verso
  • On FOD
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 45-49)
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
324 p.
Isbn
9780140430400
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
ocm55615423

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