Puddn'head Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (Norton Critical Editions)

By Mark Twain

Pudd’nhead Wilson and Those outstanding Twins comprise Twain’s such a lot overt therapy of the ethical and societal implications of slavery in America.

This Norton serious version continues to be the single version on hand that's according to thoroughly re-edited texts, accounting for all types that Twain may have written or motivated. All noticeable versions within the separate "first editions," one revealed in Britain and the opposite within the usa, were reconciled during this collated variation, with all rejected variations tabulated. Dozens of extra illustrations accompany the textual content, and all textual variations, authorised or rejected, are included. 

"Criticism" comprises twenty-three studies and interpretive essays, 8 of them new to the second one variation, together with these by way of Andrew Jay Hoffman, Myra Jehlen, and John Carlos Rowe.

a particular Bibliography is usually integrated.

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