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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:
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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said: As a short tale grows into a long tale, the original intention (or motif) is apt to get abolished and find itself superseded by a quite different one.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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Candice | 8/31/2010

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

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