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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (Version 2)

Mark Twain

It was published in 1893–1894 by Century Magazine in seven installments, and is a detective story with some racial themes. The plot of this novel is a detective story, in which a series of identities - the judge's murderer, Tom, Chambers - must be sorted out. This structure highlights the problem of identity and one's ability to determine one's own identity. Broader issues of identity are the central ideas of this novel. One of Twain’s major goals in this book was to exploit the true nature of Racism at that period. Twain used comic relief as a way to divulge his theme. The purpose of a comic relief is to address his or her opinion in a less serious way, yet persuade the reader into thinking the writers thoughts. Twain’s use of satire is visible throughtout the book. Twain’s use of colloquialism (dialect) and local color as features of Naturalism to convey his theme, is impressive and ahead for his time. (Summary by Wikipedia)

It was published in 1893–1894 by Century Magazine in seven installments, and is a detective story with some racial themes. The plot of this novel is a detective story, in which a series of identities - the judge's murderer, Tom, Chambers - must be sorted out. This structure highlights the problem of identity and one's ability to determine one's own identity. Broader issues of identity are the central ideas of this novel. One of Twain’s major goals in this book was to exploit the true nature of Racism at that period. Twain used comic relief as a way to divulge his theme. The purpose of a comic relief is to address his or her opinion in a less serious way, yet persuade the reader into thinking the writers thoughts. Twain’s use of satire is visible throughtout the book. Twain’s use of colloquialism (dialect) and local color as features of Naturalism to convey his theme, is impressive and ahead for his time. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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It was published in 1893–1894 by Century Magazine in seven installments, and is a detective story with some racial themes. The plot of this novel is a detective story, in which a series of identities - the judge's murderer, Tom, Chambers - must be sorted out. This structure highlights the problem of identity and one's ability to determine one's own identity. Broader issues of identity are the central ideas of this novel. One of Twain’s major goals in this book was to exploit the true nature of Racism at that period. Twain used comic relief as a way to divulge his theme. The purpose of a comic relief is to address his or her opinion in a less serious way, yet persuade the reader into thinking the writers thoughts. Twain’s use of satire is visible throughtout the book. Twain’s use of colloquialism (dialect) and local color as features of Naturalism to convey his theme, is impressive and ahead for his time. (Summary by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:36