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Download Those Extraordinary Twins: Mark Twain's First Draft of Pudd'nhead Wilson Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Those Extraordinary Twins: Mark Twains First Draft of Puddnhead Wilson (Unabridged), by Mark Twain
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Richard Henzel Publisher: Big Happy Family Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2008 ISBN:
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A man of many firsts, Mark Twain was the first author to use the typewriter and the first person to have a telephone in his home (which no doubt made him the first person to swear at tech support!). He patented the accordion file, the fountain pen, and adjustable suspenders. And when he published deleted scenes from Pudd'nhead Wilson as Those Extraordinary Twins he became the first publisher to include bonus tracks as well as the finished work.

As Twain said: As a short tale grows into a long tale, the original intention (or motif) is apt to get abolished and find itself superseded by a quite different one. It was so in the case of a magazine sketch which I once started to write - a funny and fantastic sketch about a prince and a pauper....Much the same thing happened with Pudd'nhead Wilson, because it changed itself from a farce to a tragedy while I was going along with it - a most embarrassing circumstance....it was not one story, but two stories tangled together; and they obstructed and interrupted each other at every turn and created no end of confusion and annoyance. So I pulled out the farce and left the tragedy. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/2/2011

    " Twain is always and forever one of my favorite authors. His use of irony to showcase the horrors and absurdity of American thinking in the 1850's is amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liesl | 1/20/2011

    " Pudd'nhead Wilson is a hilarious book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beyond | 12/18/2010

    " Very good English! Very humorous! I recommend to people who want to get a sense of what good English is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candice | 8/31/2010

    " Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) my be the damn nearest thing to witty perfection. Obsessed with twins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 8/4/2010

    " I found this at a used book store. Always a fan of Mark Twain. Switched at birth, a mystery, murder and per Twain, some thoughtful social observations regarding its time and still they hold true today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/12/2010

    " There really is a reason that some authors are famous. Mark Twain is an amazing writer. Reading sometimes feels like such a luxury. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moonyeen | 3/30/2010

    " My favorite Mark Twain book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/2/2010

    " An often over-looked short novel by Mark Twain. A very interesting commentary on race, visual markers of race, and culture. A short read that should be a classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 9/30/2009

    " Not many authors can make me laugh out loud, but Mark Twain makes me laugh out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly | 8/22/2009

    " Pudd'nhead Wilson books are my favorite Mark Twain stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 4/30/2009

    " This book is all about names and naming! Going to be a key text in my dissertation! Awe...Pudd'nhead! "

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