Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales (Oxford World's Classics) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $11.95
  • Save: $1.35 (11%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Used Copy With Modererate Wear Including Rubbing To The Corners - May Include Some Notes And Marks - Overall A Nice Previously Handled Copy
Add to Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Pudd'nhead Wilson: Those Extraordinary Twins, The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – April 15, 2009


See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$10.60
$6.00 $4.99
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$5.00

Frequently Bought Together

Pudd'nhead Wilson: Those Extraordinary Twins, The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg (Oxford World's Classics) + Uncle Tom's Cabin (Dover Thrift Editions)
Price for both: $13.42

Buy the selected items together
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin (Dover Thrift Editions) $2.82

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Series: Oxford World's Classics
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reissue edition (April 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199554714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199554713
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.1 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #255,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , which has since been called the Great American Novel and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

More About the Author

Mark Twain (1835-1910) was an American humorist, satirist, social critic, lecturer and novelist. He is mostly remembered for his classic novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 24, 1997
Format: Paperback
As entertaining as any of Mark Twain's works. Fun for all ages. Great stroy and lessons in life as well as Twain's great gift for humor, subtle and obvious. Totally entertaining with enough drama to keep your interest. Great for entertainment, education or teaching.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
Late in his life, Mark Twain played a New Year's eve prank on a large gathering at his home in New York City in 1906. Twain appeared in a comic routine with a friend impersonating Siamese twins--one a teetotaler and the other an anti-temperance alcoholic and both dressed in white suits. Needless to say, that was the highlight of the evening!

Twain was obsessed with pairs of opposites. The genesis of the novel "Pudd'nhead Wilson" was a story focusing on a set of twin Italian brothers, Luigi and Angelo. That plot strand was eventually diminished to the degree that the subplot of the brothers is the least interesting in the novel. Twain had previously drafted a story entitled "Those Extraordinary Twins," depicting two antagonistic brothers who could agree on nothing. From the 1860s, Twain had written "Personal Habits of the Siamese Twins" as a humorous sketch about twins. "The Prince and the Pauper" was Twain's ode to a pretender versus a genuine historical figure of the nobility, Edward VI. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were a study in contrasts. But the pair of opposites that is perhaps the most daring of Twain's literary career was his development of the colorful characters of Thomas à Becket Driscoll and Valet de Chambre in the culturally-driven narrative of "Pudd'nhead Wilson." The setting of the novel is in the 1830s in the antebellum age. But the realities depicted are those felt in Twain's world of the end of the century.

By far, the most fascinating character in "Pudd'nhead Wilson" is Roxana, the woman who made the switch of the two babies and is haunted by her choice for the entire novel.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kermit L. Cain on September 6, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I repeatedly purchase this book and hand it out to both my African-American friends/co-workers/associates and others that obtain history from our government's school system (read faulted). Mark Twain gives an incredible window into what one aspect of slavery was really like; the blond, blue eyed slave (only 1/64th "black" was still a slave) wet-nursing the master's child along with her own (that becomes evident is also the "master's" child) and the window of time revealed during this period.
I enjoy sharing this book in the same manner as having people read the emancipation proclamation and having them discover that Lincoln didn't "free" the slaves, only those in the Southern States and only those counties still in rebellion (Lincoln also was attempting to develop a plan to have all Blacks shipped out of the United States after war, won't find that in any government approved history book).
Great narrative, great detective novel, great candid look at that era.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?