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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

by Mark Twain Author · Various Narrators Narrator

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Audio
Imprint:
Alcazar AudioWorks
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2006
Available in:
United States, Singapore, Germany

Format

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Mark Twain (Author)

Mark Twain (1835–1910) was born Samuel L. Clemens in the town of Florida, Missouri. One of the most popular and influential authors our nation has ever produced, his keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. He ha...

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David Thorn (Other)

David Thorn spent his childhood in the Channel Islands off the coast of France, was schooled in England, and then immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-three. He is retired from international commerce and currently resides in Califo...

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David Thorn (Composer)

David Thorn spent his childhood in the Channel Islands off the coast of France, was schooled in England, and then immigrated to the United States at the age of twenty-three. He is retired from international commerce and currently resides in Califo...

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Creators

Other :
Bobbie Frohman
Other :
Susan McCarthy
Author :
Mark Twain
Other :
Tim King
Other :
David Thorn
Composer :
David Thorn
Other :
Dennis Glover
Other :
Kevin Kennedy
Narrator :
Various Narrators
Other :
Melissa Leventon
Other :
Linda Montgomery
Other :
Stuart Bennett
Other :
Jim Johanson
Producer :
Alcazar AudioWorks
Other :
Bob Wilk
Other :
Lee Frohman
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