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The Resource Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those extraordinary twins : authoritative texts, textual introduction and tables of variants criticism, Samuel Langhorne Clemens ; edited by Sidney E. Berger

Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those extraordinary twins : authoritative texts, textual introduction and tables of variants criticism, Samuel Langhorne Clemens ; edited by Sidney E. Berger

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Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those extraordinary twins : authoritative texts, textual introduction and tables of variants criticism
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Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those extraordinary twins
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authoritative texts, textual introduction and tables of variants criticism
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens ; edited by Sidney E. Berger
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Puddnhead Wilson
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and, Those extraordinary twins
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eng
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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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060010
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
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813.4
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illustrations
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no index present
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1050
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fiction
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bibliography
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1835-1910
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Berger, Sidney E
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A Norton critical edition
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  • Twain, Mark
  • Twain, Mark
  • Infants switched at birth
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Race relations
  • Siamese twins
  • Missouri.
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adult
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and, Those extraordinary twins
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Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those extraordinary twins : authoritative texts, textual introduction and tables of variants criticism, Samuel Langhorne Clemens ; edited by Sidney E. Berger
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 382-384)
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ocm05675521
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22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 384 p.
Isbn
9780393950274
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(pbk.)
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79023679
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(Sirsi) ADM-0590
Label
Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those extraordinary twins : authoritative texts, textual introduction and tables of variants criticism, Samuel Langhorne Clemens ; edited by Sidney E. Berger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 382-384)
Control code
ocm05675521
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 384 p.
Isbn
9780393950274
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
79023679
System control number
(Sirsi) ADM-0590

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