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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

Samuel Clemens

In one of his later novels, the master storyteller spins a tale of two children switched at infancy. A slave takes on the identity of master and heir while the rightful heir is condemned to live the life of a slave. Twain uses this vehicle to explore themes of nature vs. nurture, racial bigotry and moral relativism. The case of mistaken identity is a theme that Twain explored also in THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER; in THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD'NHEAD WILSON he turns the theme into a well-crafted detective story. It is unfortunate that this is one of Twain's lesser known works as it is one of his most enjoyable reads.

In one of his later novels, the master storyteller spins a tale of two children switched at infancy. A slave takes on the identity of master and heir while the rightful heir is condemned to live the life of a slave. Twain uses this vehicle to explore themes of nature vs. nurture, racial bigotry and moral relativism. The case of mistaken identity is a theme that Twain explored also in THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER; in THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD'NHEAD WILSON he turns the theme into a well-crafted detective story. It is unfortunate that this is one of Twain's lesser known works as it is one of his most enjoyable reads.
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In one of his later novels, the master storyteller spins a tale of two children switched at infancy. A slave takes on the identity of master and heir while the rightful heir is condemned to live the life of a slave. Twain uses this vehicle to explore themes of nature vs. nurture, racial bigotry and moral relativism. The case of mistaken identity is a theme that Twain explored also in THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER; in THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD'NHEAD WILSON he turns the theme into a well-crafted detective story. It is unfortunate that this is one of Twain's lesser known works as it is one of his most enjoyable reads.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:58


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:07