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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

Mark Twain

1. 00 – A Whisper to the Reader
2. 01 – Pudd’nhead Wins his Name
3. 02 – Dricoll Spares His Slaves
4. 03 – Roxy Plays a Shrewd Trick
5. 04 – The Ways of the Changelings
6. 05 – The Twins Thrill Dawson’s Landing
7. 06 – Swimming in Glory
8. 07 – The Unknown Nymph
9. 08 – Marse Tom Tramples His Chance
10. 09 – Tom Practices Sycophancy
11. 10 – The Nymph Revealed
12. 11 – Pudd’nhead’s Thrilling Discovery
13. 12 – The Shame of Judge Driscoll
14. 13 – Tom Stares at Ruin
15. 14 – Roxana Insists Upon Reform
16. 15 – The Robber Robbed
17. 16 – Sold Down the River
18. 17 – The Judge Utters Dire Prophesy
19. 18 – Roxana Commands
20. 19 – The Prophesy Realized
21. 20 – The Murderer Chuckles
22. 21 – Doom
23. 22 – Conclusion

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It was published in 1893–1894 by Century Magazine in seven installments, and is a detective story with some racial themes. The plot of this novel is a detective story, in which a series of identities — the judge’s murderer, Tom, Chambers — must be sorted out. This structure highlights the problem of identity and one’s ability to determine one’s own identity. Broader issues of identity are the central ideas of this novel.One of Twain’s major goals in this book was to exploit the true nature of Racism at that period. Twain used comic relief as a way to divulge his theme. The purpose of a comic relief is to address his or her opinion in a less serious way, yet persuade the reader into thinking the writers thoughts. Twain’s use of satire is visible throughtout the book. Twain’s use of colloquialism(dialect) and local color as features of Naturalism to convey his theme, is impressive and ahead for his time.



- The Tragedy of Pudd'n'head Wilson

A good story, very well narrated throughout.

Jude Slater

- reader

Brilliantly read, a delight to listen to.


- reader & book

Fabulously read with great voice interpretations. An interesting book giving a good view of social history of that time.