The Tragedy of Puddn'head Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

The Tragedy of Puddn'head Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins

by Mark Twain
     
 

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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson is Twain's most searingly ironic vision of race in America. Set in a town not unlike Hannibal of Twain's youth, the book began life as a slapstick comedy about Siamese twins. But 'it changed from a farce to a tragedy, ' Twain tells us, in the course of his writing, and the result was one of the most profound medications on race and

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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson is Twain's most searingly ironic vision of race in America. Set in a town not unlike Hannibal of Twain's youth, the book began life as a slapstick comedy about Siamese twins. But 'it changed from a farce to a tragedy, ' Twain tells us, in the course of his writing, and the result was one of the most profound medications on race and identity an American writer has produced.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195114157
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/06/1997
Series:
Oxford Mark Twain Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.63(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.43(d)

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