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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (Version 2)

Gelesen von John Greenman

(4,768 Sterne; 140 Bewertungen)

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 throughout 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. (Summary by Wikipedia) (5 hr 23 min)

Chapters

00 - A Whisper to the Reader

3:29

Read by John Greenman

01 - Pudd'nhead Wins his Name

11:36

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02 - Dricoll Spares His Slaves

15:02

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03 - Roxy Plays a Shrewd Trick

12:04

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04 - The Ways of the Changelings

16:44

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05 - The Twins Thrill Dawson's Landing

10:43

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06 - Swimming in Glory

10:22

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07 - The Unknown Nymph

6:47

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08 - Marse Tom Tramples His Chance

18:53

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09 - Tom Practices Sycophancy

10:13

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10 - The Nymph Revealed

10:08

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11 - Pudd'nhead's Thrilling Discovery

26:56

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12 - The Shame of Judge Driscoll

11:45

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13 - Tom Stares at Ruin

12:50

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14 - Roxana Insists Upon Reform

19:57

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15 - The Robber Robbed

17:25

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16 - Sold Down the River

8:09

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17 - The Judge Utters Dire Prophesy

4:50

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18 - Roxana Commands

22:44

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19 - The Prophesy Realized

17:30

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20 - The Murderer Chuckles

15:54

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21 - Doom

25:14

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22 - Conclusion

4:45

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23 - AUTHOR'S NOTE TO "THOSE EXTRAORDINARY TWINS"

9:35

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Bewertungen

my new favorite Mark Twain.

(5 Sterne)

I had never read this story before. It was a delight to hear as was John Greenman's impeccable and enchanting reading. His voice is one of my favorites too. It is hard to think of Mark Twain without thinking of John Greenman's voice. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

(5 Sterne)

great story however the reader should be warned of a heavy usage of the N word. Loved the convoluted antebellum reasoning in the conclusion. Also whoever' wrote the preview of the book should remove the mention of the murder as it happens toward the end of the story

reading suits writing

(5 Sterne)

very well done: not a laconic reading but lively storytelling which is why i prefer this version and recommend it to everyone who wants to truly enjoy twain's legendary humour and writing. thank you, more please. :-)

Love Greenman!

(5 Sterne)

Interesting book beautifully read by the wonderful John Greenman. I really liked the way you imitated the Italian accent. Thanks for reading this!

A Real Treat

(5 Sterne)

Outstanding reader and very entertaining story. Mark Twain is a hoot and John Greenman is absolutely perfect. Spot on!

Excellent reader. Listened to the story several times. Interest

(5 Sterne)

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Great story

(5 Sterne)

Thanks to the reader for your time.

Pudd'nhead Wilson Mark Twain always tells a great story

(5 Sterne)