Puddnhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (Penguin Classics)

By: Twain, Mark; Bradbury, Malcolm [Introduction, Notes]

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Very Good Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Very minor visible cover wear and outer soil. Paperback book copy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins by Mark Twain. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Malcolm Bradbury. Penguin Classics edition. 324 pages. 5 x 7.75 inches, 20 cm. List price on this printing 11.00. Current list price 13.00. Summary: Hoping to ensure a better life for her child, a young slave woman exchanges her light skinned baby for her master's. Accelerated Reader AR 8.3. Based on the first edition of 1894, this volume contains an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury discussing the peculiar circumstances in which Pudd'nhead Wilson was written. It also includes Those Extraordinary Twins, the comic short story from which the novel originated (from book cover).Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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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.

Title: Puddnhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (Penguin Classics)

Author/Composer: Twain, Mark; Bradbury, Malcolm [Introduction, Notes]

Categories: American Authors,

Publisher: Penguin Group: 2004

ISBN Number: 0140430407

ISBN Number 13: 9780140430400

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 003860

Keywords: Literature American, Literature Fiction, Mark Twain, Malcolm Bradbury, Slavery, Penguin Classics, 0140430407, 9780140430400, Samuel Clemens,