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Puddn'head Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins

Puddn'head Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0393925357

Cover of Puddn
ISBN13: 978-0393925357
ISBN10: 0393925358
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Puddn'head Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins - 2ND 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393925357

Mark Twain and Sidney E. Ed. Berger

ISBN13: 978-0393925357
ISBN10: 0393925358
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 05
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins contain Twain's most overt treatment of the moral and societal implications of slavery in America. This Norton Critical Edition remains the only edition available that is based on completely re-edited texts, accounting for all versions that Twain might have written or influenced. All substantive variants in the two separate "first editions," one printed in Britain and the other in the United States, have been reconciled in this collated edition, with all rejected variants tabulated. Dozens of additional illustrations accompany the text, and all textual variants, accepted or rejected, are included.

"Criticism" includes twenty-three reviews and interpretive essays, eight of them new to the Second Edition, including those by Andrew Jay Hoffman, Myra Jehlen, and John Carlos Rowe.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Table of Contents

The Text of Pudd'nhead Wilson
The Text of Those Extraordinary Twins
Textual Introduction and Table of Variants
Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins: Textual Introduction
Pudd'nhead Wilson

Emendations of the Copy-Text: Substantives
Emendations of the Copy-Text: Substantives (Lengthy Passages)
Emendations of the Copy-Text: Accidentals
Rejected Variants: Substantives
Textual Notes
Those Extraordinary Twins

Emendations of the Copy-Text: Substantives
Emendations of the Copy-Text: Substantives (Lengthy Passages)
Emendations of the Copy-Text: Accidentals
Rejected Variants: Substantives
Textual Notes
Appendix 1: The Weather Signs Passage Deleted from Pudd'nhead Wilson
Criticism
REVIEWS

William Livingston Alden, From The Idler (August, 1894)
From The Athenaeum (January 19, 1895)
From The Critic (May 11, 1895)
T. M. Parrott, From The Booklover's Magazine (February, 1904)
Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen, From Cosmopolitan
CRITICAL ESSAYS

Bernard De Voto, [Mark Twain's Presentation on Slavery]
Leslie Fiedler, "As Free as Any Cretur..."
F. R. Leavis, Mark Twain's Neglected Classic: The Moral Astringency of Pudd'nhead Wilson
Henry Nash Smith, [Pudd'nhead Wilson as Criticism of the Dominant Culture]
James M. Cox, The Ironic Stranger
Arlin Turner, Mark Twain and the South: Pudd'nhead Wilson
George M. Spangler, Pudd'nhead Wilson: A Parable of Property
John M. Brand, The Incipient Wilderness: A Study of Pudd'nhead Wilson
Stanley Brodwin, Blackness and the Adamic Myth in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson
Arthur G. Pettit, The Black and White Curse: Pudd'nhead Wilson and Miscegenation
Barry Wood, Narrative Action and Structural Symmetry in Pudd'nhead Wilson
John Matson, The Text that Wrote Itself: Identifying the Automated Subject in Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins
Andrew Jay Hoffman, Pudd'nhead Wilson and the Roots of Existential Heroism
Linda Morris, Beneath the Veil: Clothing, Race, and Gender in Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson
Carolyn Porter, Roxana's Plot
Myra Jehlen, The Ties that Bind
John Carlos Rowe, Fatal Speculations: Murder, Money, and Manners in Pudd'nhead Wilson
Susan Gillman, Sure Identifiers: Race, Science, and the Law in Pudd'nhead Wilson
Selected Bibliography

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