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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson - The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Comedy of Those Extraordinary Twins

Mark Twain

Another of Mark Twain's best selling yarns of skullduggery and mischief. Set in the deep South, Pudd'nhead Wilson is the central character as an attorney who solves a murder mystery and lays bare the wicked deeds of a larger than life ensemble of personalities in his own wry and peculiar way. 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. The book implicitly condemns a society that allows slavery. It concludes with a series of witty aphorisms from Pudd’nhead’s calendar. Table of Contents A Whisper to the Reader Chapter 01 Pudd'nhead Wins His Name Chapter 02 Driscoll Spares His Slaves Chapter 03 Roxy Plays a Shrewd Trick Chapter 04 The Ways of the Changelings Chapter 05 The Twins Thrill Dawson's Landing Chapter 06 Swimming in Glory Chapter 07 The Unknown Nymph Chapter 08 Marse Tom Tramples His Chance Chapter 09 Tom Practices Sycophancy Chapter 10 The Nymph Revealed Chapter 11 Pudd'nhead's Thrilling Discovery Chapter 12 The Shame of Judge Driscoll Chapter 13 Tom Stares at Ruin Chapter 14 Roxana Insists Upon Reform Chapter 15 The Robber Robbed Chapter 16 Sold Down the River Chapter 17 The Judge Utters Dire Prophesy Chapter 18 Roxana Commands Chapter 19 The Prophesy Realized Chapter 20 The Murderer Chuckles Chapter 21 Doom Conclusion Author's Note to Those Extraordinary Twins

Another of Mark Twain's best selling yarns of skullduggery and mischief. Set in the deep South, Pudd'nhead Wilson is the central character as an attorney who solves a murder mystery and lays bare the wicked deeds of a larger than life ensemble of personalities in his own wry and peculiar way. 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. The book implicitly condemns a society that allows slavery. It concludes with a series of witty aphorisms from Pudd’nhead’s calendar. Table of Contents A Whisper to the Reader Chapter 01 Pudd'nhead Wins His Name Chapter 02 Driscoll Spares His Slaves Chapter 03 Roxy Plays a Shrewd Trick Chapter 04 The Ways of the Changelings Chapter 05 The Twins Thrill Dawson's Landing Chapter 06 Swimming in Glory Chapter 07 The Unknown Nymph Chapter 08 Marse Tom Tramples His Chance Chapter 09 Tom Practices Sycophancy Chapter 10 The Nymph Revealed Chapter 11 Pudd'nhead's Thrilling Discovery Chapter 12 The Shame of Judge Driscoll Chapter 13 Tom Stares at Ruin Chapter 14 Roxana Insists Upon Reform Chapter 15 The Robber Robbed Chapter 16 Sold Down the River Chapter 17 The Judge Utters Dire Prophesy Chapter 18 Roxana Commands Chapter 19 The Prophesy Realized Chapter 20 The Murderer Chuckles Chapter 21 Doom Conclusion Author's Note to Those Extraordinary Twins
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Another of Mark Twain's best selling yarns of skullduggery and mischief. Set in the deep South, Pudd'nhead Wilson is the central character as an attorney who solves a murder mystery and lays bare the wicked deeds of a larger than life ensemble of personalities in his own wry and peculiar way. 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. The book implicitly condemns a society that allows slavery. It concludes with a series of witty aphorisms from Pudd’nhead’s calendar. Table of Contents A Whisper to the Reader Chapter 01 Pudd'nhead Wins His Name Chapter 02 Driscoll Spares His Slaves Chapter 03 Roxy Plays a Shrewd Trick Chapter 04 The Ways of the Changelings Chapter 05 The Twins Thrill Dawson's Landing Chapter 06 Swimming in Glory Chapter 07 The Unknown Nymph Chapter 08 Marse Tom Tramples His Chance Chapter 09 Tom Practices Sycophancy Chapter 10 The Nymph Revealed Chapter 11 Pudd'nhead's Thrilling Discovery Chapter 12 The Shame of Judge Driscoll Chapter 13 Tom Stares at Ruin Chapter 14 Roxana Insists Upon Reform Chapter 15 The Robber Robbed Chapter 16 Sold Down the River Chapter 17 The Judge Utters Dire Prophesy Chapter 18 Roxana Commands Chapter 19 The Prophesy Realized Chapter 20 The Murderer Chuckles Chapter 21 Doom Conclusion Author's Note to Those Extraordinary Twins

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bobbie Frohman, Full Cast

Length:

6h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

06:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:36