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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

Gelesen von Michael Yard

(4,465 Sterne; 72 Bewertungen)

In one of his later novels, the master storyteller spins a tale of two children switched at infancy. A slave takes on the identity of master and heir while the rightful heir is condemned to live the life of a slave. Twain uses this vehicle to explore themes of nature vs. nurture, racial bigotry and moral relativism. The case of mistaken identity is a theme that Twain explored also in THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER; in THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD'NHEAD WILSON he turns the theme into a well-crafted detective story. It is unfortunate that this is one of Twain's lesser known works as it is one of his most enjoyable reads. (7 hr 6 min)


Pudd'nhead Wins His Name


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Driscoll Spares His Slaves


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Roxy Plays a Shrewd Trick


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The Ways of the Changelings


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The Twins Thrill Dawson's Landing


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Swimming in Glory


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The Unknown Nymph


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Marse Tom Tramples His Chance


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Tom Practices Sycophancy


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The Nymph Revealed


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Pudd'nhead's Thrilling Discovery


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The Shame of Judge Driscoll


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Tom Stares at Ruin


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Roxana Insists Upon Reform


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The Robber Robbed


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Sold Down the River


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The Judge Utters Dire Prophesy


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Roxana Commands


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The Prophesy Realized


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The Murderer Chuckles


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Author's Note


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Fantastic story/Fantastic Reader

(5 Sterne)

one of the other reviews states that the Reader seems uninterested - I have to disagree - it's called narrating - he quite enthusiastically changes tone for each character but has a distinct narration style (maybe it's preference but I think it's nice) recording is clear, the story is wonderful even if you can guess what may happen you still don't know how it will affect the characters - and the man volunteered for us to enjoy the story.... thank you!

Excellent Reading

(5 Sterne)

Mark Twain is my favourite author, and I haven't found a reader that can do justice to his books like John Greenman can (well, save the author himself).

very engaging

(5 Sterne)

I really enjoyed this reading, the narrators voice is very calming and shows no comedy but its not needed... the story is a sombre one. I was riveted. thankyou to the reader

Not really Pudd'nhead's tragedy

(5 Sterne)

Another fantastic tale by Mark Twain, although the ending was pretty predictable within the first chapter or two. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

the webs we weave

(4 Sterne)

Prince and the pauper based in Southern America during the early 1800’s. Good characters and obvious twists but a fun listen

(5 Sterne)

I have read many of Twain's a works, a d this is o e of his best.


(5 Sterne)

One of the best books I have ever read. The reader was great also. Thanks.

(1 Sterne)

Bad reading. He sounds like he doesn't want to do it. I quit listening.