Pudd nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins

  • Filename: pudd-nhead-wilson-and-those-extraordinary-twins.
  • ISBN: 1355049504
  • Release Date: 2016-05-01
  • Number of pages: 316
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Palala Press



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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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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.

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 Tragedy of Pudd nhead Wilson

  • Filename: the-tragedy-of-pudd-nhead-wilson.
  • ISBN: 9781775417064
  • Release Date: 2009-12-01
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: The Floating Press



American humorist and literary master Mark Twain takes on tough issues like slavery, race, and the ugliness that can lurk beneath the surface of rural life in this novel. An interwoven tale of three families whose fates are thrown together in the aftermath of a murder, The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson is one of Twain's more serious works, although it is told with the same love of quirky misfits and wonderful observations that enliven books like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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.

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.

Mark Twain s Pudd nhead Wilson

  • Filename: mark-twain-s-pudd-nhead-wilson.
  • ISBN: 9780822381624
  • Release Date: 1990-07-20
  • Number of pages: 280
  • Author: Susan Gillman
  • Publisher: Duke University Press



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

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 Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

  • Filename: the-wit-and-wisdom-of-mark-twain.
  • ISBN: 0486406644
  • Release Date: 1998-12-23
  • Number of pages: 57
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation



An anthology of wit and wisdom by Mark Twain collects quotations on a wide range of subjects, including life, love, history, culture, travel, and politics.

The Complete Works of Mark Twain Pudd nhead Wilson

  • Filename: the-complete-works-of-mark-twain-pudd-nhead-wilson.
  • ISBN: 9781443774697
  • Release Date: 2008-10
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Davies Press



. A PERSON who is ignorant of legal matters is always liable to make mistakes when he tries to photograph a court scene with his pen and so I was not willing to let the law chapters in this book go to press without first subjecting them to rigid exhausting revision and correction by a trained barrister if that is what they are called. These chapters are right now in every detail, for they were rewritten under the immediate eye of William Hi, who studied law part of a while in southwest Missouri thirty-five years ago and then came over here to Florence for his health and is still helping for exercise and board in Macaroni Vermicellis home-feed shed which is up the back alley As you turn round the corner out of the Piazza del Duomo just byond the house where that stone that Dante used to sit on six hundred years ago is let into the mill when he let on to be watching them build Gioths carnpdle and yet always got tired Ioobg soon as Beatrice passed along on her way to get a chunk of chestnut cake to defend herself with in case of a Ghibelline outbreak before she got to school, at the same old stand where they sell the same old cake to this day and it is just as light and good as it was then, too, and this is not httery, far from it. He was a little rusty in his law, but he rubbed up for this book, and those two or three Iong chapters are right and straight now. He told me so himself. Given under my hand this second day of January, 1893, at the VilIa Viviani, village of Settignano, three miles back of Florence, on the hills-the same certainly dording the most charming view to be found on this planet, and with it the most dream- like and enchanting sunsets to be found in any planet or even in any solar system--and given, too, in the swell room of the house, with the busts of Cerretani senators and other grandees of this line lmldng approvingIy down upon me as they used to Iook down upon Dank, and mutely asking me to adopt them into my family, which I do with pleasure, for my remotest ancestors are but spring chickens compared with these robed and stately antiques, and it will be a great and satisfying lift for me, that six hundred years will tell the truth or trump-but get the trick. -Puddnhend WiIsaas Calendar. The scene of this chronicle is the town of Dawsons Landing, on the Missouri side of the Mississippi, half a days journey, per steamboat, below St. huis. In r830 it was a snug little mlIection of modest one and two-story frame dwellings whose white- washed exteriors were almost concealed from sight by climbing tangles of rose vines, honeysuckIes, and moming-glories. Each of these pretty homes had a garden in front fenced with white palings and opulently stocked with hollyhocks, marigolds, touch- me-nots, princes-feathers, and other old-fashioned flowers whilc on the window-sills of the hciusa shad wooden boxes containing moss-rose plants and term-cotta pots in which grew a breed of geranium whose spread of inknseIy red blossoms accented the prevailing pink tint of thc rose-clad house-front like an explosion of flame...

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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