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The Resource Pudd'nhead Wilson ; : those extraordinary twins ; The man that corrupted Hadleyburg, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by R.D. Gooder

Pudd'nhead Wilson ; : those extraordinary twins ; The man that corrupted Hadleyburg, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by R.D. Gooder

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Pudd'nhead Wilson ; : those extraordinary twins ; The man that corrupted Hadleyburg
Title
Pudd'nhead Wilson ;
Title remainder
those extraordinary twins ; The man that corrupted Hadleyburg
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by R.D. Gooder
Title variation
Pudd'nhead Wilson and other tales
Title variation remainder
and, Those extraordinary twins
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
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David Wilson is called "Pudd'nhead" by the townspeople, who fail to understand his combination of wisdom and eccentricity. He redeems himself by simultaneously solving a murder mystery and a case of transposed identities. Two children, a white boy and a mulatto, are born on the same day. Roxy, mother of the mulatto, is given charge of the children; in fear that her son will be sold, she exchanges the babies. The mulatto, though he grows up as a white boy, turns out to be a scoundrel. He sells his mother and murders and robs his uncle. He accuses Luigi, one of a pair of twins, of the murder. Pudd'nhead, a lawyer, undertakes Luigi's defense. On the basis of fingerprint evidence, he exposes the real murderer, and the white boy takes his rightful place
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Character
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060010
Cataloging source
UKM
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
813.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1317.A2
LC item number
G66 2009
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1050
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1835-1910
  • 1835-1910
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  • Gooder, R. D
  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
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True
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
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  • Infants switched at birth
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Race relations
  • Conjoined twins
  • Missouri
  • Conjoined twins
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Infants switched at birth
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Race relations
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Missouri
Target audience
adult
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and, Those extraordinary twins
Label
Pudd'nhead Wilson ; : those extraordinary twins ; The man that corrupted Hadleyburg, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by R.D. Gooder
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Note
Previously published in 1992 under title: Pudd'nhead Wilson and other tales
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn367423802
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 275 p.
Isbn
9780199554713
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009290860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)367423802
Label
Pudd'nhead Wilson ; : those extraordinary twins ; The man that corrupted Hadleyburg, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction and notes by R.D. Gooder
Publication
Note
Previously published in 1992 under title: Pudd'nhead Wilson and other tales
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn367423802
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 275 p.
Isbn
9780199554713
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009290860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)367423802

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