Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales

ISBN-10: 0199554714
ISBN-13: 9780199554713
Edition: 2009
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Description: Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) was Mark Twain's last serious work of fiction, and perhaps the only real novel that he ever produced. Written in a more sombre vein than his other Mississippi writings, the novel reveals the sinister forces that Mark Twain  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) was Mark Twain's last serious work of fiction, and perhaps the only real novel that he ever produced. Written in a more sombre vein than his other Mississippi writings, the novel reveals the sinister forces that Mark Twain felt to be threatening the American dream. Inspite of a plot which includes child swapping, palmistry, and a pair of Italian twins, this astringent work also raises the serious issue of racial differences. This volume also includes two other late works Those Extraordinary Twins and The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg.

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

Pudd'nhead Wilson
Those Extraordinary Twins
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg

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