Pudd nhead Wilson

  • Filename: pudd-nhead-wilson.
  • ISBN: 9780486111483
  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



Switched at birth by a young slave woman attempting to protect her son from the horrors of slavery, a light-skinned infant changes places with the master's white son. This simple premise is the basis of Pudd'nhead Wilson, a compelling drama that contains all the elements of a classic nineteenth-century mystery: reversed identities, a ghastly crime, an eccentric detective, and a tense courtroom scene. First published in 1894, Twain's novel bristles with suspense. David "Pudd’nhead" Wilson, a wise but unorthodox lawyer who collects fingerprints as a hobby, wins back the respect of his townspeople when he solves a local murder in which two foreigners are falsely accused. Witty and absorbing, this novel features a literary first — the use of fingerprinting to solve a crime. This gem was Twain's last novel about the antebellum South; and despite its frequent injections of humor, it offers a fierce condemnation of racial prejudice and a society that condoned slavery.

The Tragedy of Pudd nhead Wilson

  • Filename: the-tragedy-of-pudd-nhead-wilson.
  • ISBN: 1293692867
  • Release Date: 2014-02
  • Number of pages: 434
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Nabu Press



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The Tragedy of Pudd nhead Wilson Mark Twain

  • Filename: the-tragedy-of-pudd-nhead-wilson-mark-twain.
  • ISBN: 1540794679
  • Release Date: 2016-12-03
  • Number of pages: 150
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform



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 1894The 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...

Pudd nhead Wilson

  • Filename: pudd-nhead-wilson.
  • ISBN: 9780674059832
  • Release Date: 2015-02-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



The unsolved riddle at the heart of Pudd’nhead Wilson is less the identity of the murderer than the question of whether nature or nurture makes the man. In his introduction, Werner Sollors illuminates the complex web of uncertainty that is the switched-and-doubled-identity world of Mark Twain’s novel.

A Study Guide for Mark Twain s The Tragedy of Pudd nhead Wilson

  • Filename: a-study-guide-for-mark-twain-s-the-tragedy-of-pudd-nhead-wilson.
  • ISBN: 9781410361059
  • Release Date: 2016-07-12
  • Number of pages: 27
  • Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning



A Study Guide for Mark Twain's "The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Pudd nhead Wilson and Other Tales

  • Filename: pudd-nhead-wilson-and-other-tales.
  • ISBN: 9780199554713
  • Release Date: 2009-02-26
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks



"Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) was Mark Twain's last serious work of fiction, and perhaps his only real novel. Written in a more sombre vein than his other Mississippi writings, it reveals the sinister forces that, towards the end of his life, Mark Twain felt to be threatening the American dream. The central plot revolves around the tragedy of 'Roxy', a mulato slave whose attempt to save her son from his fate succeeds only in destroying him. In spite of a storyline that includes child swapping, palmistry, and a pair of Italian twins, this astringent work also raises the serious issue of racial difference."--P. [4] of cover.

The Tragedy of Pudd nhead Wilson 202

  • Filename: the-tragedy-of-pudd-nhead-wilson-202.
  • ISBN: PKEY:00805013371
  • Release Date: 2016-06-17
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: 마크 트웨인 (Mark Twain)
  • Publisher: 유페이퍼



<책소개> --------------- 오디북 북 + 이북 = 입체전자책 ----------------- - 영어 학습을 위한 최고의 입체 전자책입니다. - 읽으면서 한 번의 클릭으로 동시에 듣습니다. - 주제(Chapter) 마다 한 번의 클릭으로 편리하게 들을 수 있습니다. - 핸드폰도 편리하며 CD가 필요 없습니다. - 작품과 작가는 사진과 영문으로 자세히 소개합니다. - 추천작이며 엄선된 작품입니다. ------------- Audio book + e book = solid book -------------- 100대1의 퀴즈문제에 바보 윌슨의 비극의 내용이 나왔다. MC 한석준은 6단계 퀴즈에 도전하게 된 홍경민에게 "이제 홍경민씨가 진짜 지적 능력을 발휘해야 될 때다"라고 밝혔다. 홍경민은 "수고하셨다"라고 답해 스튜디오를 웃음바다로 만들었다. 6단계 퀴즈 문제는 '마크트웨인의 저서 '바보윌슨의 비극'에서 이 과일을 신이 은혜로 내린 과일의 왕, 천사의 음식, 세상의 최고급 물건 중에서도 으뜸이라고 표현했다. 이 과일은?'이었다. 선택지는 '사과, 수박, 딸기'였다. 홍경민은 고민하다 "수박을 천사들이 먹는 것이 이해되지 않는다. 수박을 자르는 거나 씨를 뱉는 모습이 천사와 어울리지 않는다"며 딸기를 답으로 선택했다. 그러나 정답은 수박이었다. 홍경민은 정답을 듣고도 이해하지 못하겠다는 반응을 보였다. 마크 트웨인의 작품이다. 그는 많은 소설에서 미미시피강을 근거로 하고 있다. 이 작품은 번역된 것이 없다. 영문 원서는 소수에게 읽히는 정도다. 그러나 그의 작품세계에서 빼놓을 수 없다. 영문으로 소개한다. ---------------------- > 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 Tom quarrels with one. Then at last, desperate for money, Tom robs and murders his wealthy uncle and the blame falls wrongly on one of the Italians. Thereafter the story takes on the form of a crime novel. In a courtroom scene, the whole mystery is solved when Wilson demonstrates, through fingerprints, that Tom is both the murderer, and not the real Driscoll heir. The book ends in bitter irony. Although the real Tom Driscoll is restored to his rights, his life changes for the worse, for having been raised a slave, he feels intense unease in white society, while as a white man he is forever excluded from the company of blacks. In a final twist, the murdered man's creditors successfully petition the governor to have Tom's death sentence overturned. Now that he is shown to be black, he is a slave, and as such, is rightfully their property. His sale "down the river" helps them recoup their losses. ----------------------- ★ 부록에 『영어 글쓰기 기본 (The Elements of Style)』첨부. 100년 가까운 세월 동안 미국에서 가장 많이 팔린 글쓰기 책이며, 2011년에 타임지가 선정한 1923년 이후 영어로 발행된 가장 영향력 있는 100대 도서 중 하나. --------------

The Tragedy of Pudd nhead Wilson

  • Filename: the-tragedy-of-pudd-nhead-wilson.
  • ISBN: 9783736803015
  • Release Date: 2017-02-14
  • Number of pages: 212
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: BookRix



The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson is a novel by Mark Twain. 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.

The Tragedy Of Pudd nhead Wilson Annotated Edition

  • Filename: the-tragedy-of-pudd-nhead-wilson-annotated-edition.
  • ISBN: 9783849643973
  • Release Date: 2014-04-24
  • Number of pages: 169
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag



Mark Twain's book is a story of mixed babies and the ingenious detection of crime. It is not altogether another " Hucklebury Finn." On the other hand, it is a relief to find that it is not another " Yankee at King Arthur's Court." Roxy, the slave woman who changes the babies, is a delightful character who stirs us with a warm and ready interest. For the rest, there is little said to rouse enthusiasm. Puddn'head Wilson himself is unreal, too much of the deus ex machina, though there is much that is Twainian in the specimen sayings that illustrate his wisdom. Every chapter is headed with these extracts, and it is clear that Pudd'nhead Wilson is to Mark Twain what Poor Richard was to Franklin. In the means by which Wilson detects the murderer of Judge Driscoll we have an ingenious adaptation of the system of thumb-impressions, originated by Sir W. Herschell, in India, as a method of identifying criminals. It is cleverly, if not entirely persuasively, worked out in the story. But the sketch of Roxy, the negress, is by far the finest thing in the book.

Near Black

  • Filename: near-black.
  • ISBN: 1558496750
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 184
  • Author: Baz Dreisinger
  • Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press



'Near Black' offers a provocative look at the shifting contours of racial identity in America. The text explores the often ignored history of what she calls 'reverse racial passing' by looking at the broad spectrum of short stories, novels, films, autobiographies, and pop-culture discourse that depict whites passing for black.

The Tragedy of Pudd nhead Wilson

  • Filename: the-tragedy-of-pudd-nhead-wilson.
  • ISBN: 1532882882
  • Release Date: 2016-04-24
  • Number of pages: 202
  • Author: Mark Mark Twain
  • Publisher:



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The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

  • Filename: the-man-that-corrupted-hadleyburg.
  • ISBN: 9788892517530
  • Release Date: 2015-11-14
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Mark Twain



It was many years ago. Hadleyburg was the most honest and upright town in all the region round about. It had kept that reputation unsmirched during three generations, and was prouder of it than of any other of its possessions. It was so proud of it, and so anxious to insure its perpetuation, that it began to teach the principles of honest dealing to its babies in the cradle, and made the like teachings the staple of their culture thenceforward through all the years devoted to their education. Also, throughout the formative years temptations were kept out of the way of the young people, so that their honesty could have every chance to harden and solidify, and become a part of their very bone. The neighbouring towns were jealous of this honourable supremacy, and affected to sneer at Hadleyburg’s pride in it and call it vanity; but all the same they were obliged to acknowledge that Hadleyburg was in reality an incorruptible town; and if pressed they would also acknowledge that the mere fact that a young man hailed from Hadleyburg was all the recommendation he needed when he went forth from his natal town to seek for responsible employment.

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