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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date August 1, 1999
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486408859
ISBN-10 048640885X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $3.50
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Switched at birth by a young slave woman attempting to protect her son from the horrors of slavery, a light-skinned infant changes places with the master's white son. This simple premise is the basis of Pudd'nhead Wilson, a compelling drama that contains all the elements of a classic 19th-century mystery: reversed identities, a ghastly crime, an eccentric detective, and a tense courtroom scene.
First published in 1894, Twain's novel bristles with suspense. David "Pudd’nhead" Wilson, a wise but unorthodox lawyer who collects fingerprints as a hobby, wins back the respect of his townspeople when he solves a local murder in which two foreigners are falsely accused. Witty and absorbing, this novel features a literary first — the use of fingerprinting to solve a crime. This gem was Twain's last novel about the antebellum South; and despite its frequent injections of humor, it offers a fierce condemnation of racial prejudice and a society that condoned slavery.


Editions
Hardcover
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With Mark Twain | from Bibliolife (April 30, 2009); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781103870202 | details & prices | 328 pages | List price $32.99
This edition also contains Pudd'Nhead Wilson
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
from North Books (May 1, 2001); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781582871523 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $24.00
Large print edition from North Books (May 1, 2001); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781582876351 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $25.00
About: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (September 1, 2000); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9780783891477 | details & prices | 237 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Tells the story of two boys, one a slave and one his master, who are exchanged as infants, a secret that is not discovered until one becomes involved in a murder trial.
Reprint edition from Buccaneer Books (June 1, 1987); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9780899665771 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $8.95
About: Tells the story of two infants, one slave, one free, that were switched at birth.
from Harpercollins (June 1, 1969); titled "Puddnhead Wilson"
9780060144159 | details & prices | List price $10.00
About: Webster's paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses.
Paperback
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With Mark Twain | from Createspace Independent Pub (March 27, 2016); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781530765584 | details & prices | 130 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.30 in. | List price $6.99
With Mark Twain | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 21, 2015); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781522924470 | details & prices | 96 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.22 in. | List price $9.99
With Mark Twain | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 11, 2015); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781522700968 | details & prices | 170 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.39 in. | List price $8.75
About: Pudd’nhead Wilson is a novel by Mark Twain.
With Mark Twain | Reprint edition from Vintage Books (February 3, 2015); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781101873113 | details & prices | 179 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.44 lbs | List price $12.00
About: Mark Twain’s darkest novel—about a master and slave switched at birth—combines a courtroom drama with a provocative fable about race and identity.
With Mark Twain | from Bibliolife (April 30, 2009); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781103870110 | details & prices | 328 pages | List price $19.99
This edition also contains Pudd'Nhead Wilson
About: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality.
With Mark Twain | from Miller Pr (August 30, 2008); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781443710244 | details & prices | 308 pages | List price $29.99
This edition also contains Pudd'Nhead Wilson
About: Pudd'nhead Wilson.
With Alyssa Harad, Cynthia Brantley Johnson (other contributor) | from Pocket Classics (November 1, 2004); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9780743487788 | details & prices | 228 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $4.95
About: ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP Mark Twain's darkly comic short classic set in the antebellum South stands as a literary condemnation of slavery and racial inequality.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Dover Pubns (August 1, 1999); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9780486408859 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $3.50
About: Switched at birth by a young slave woman attempting to protect her son from the horrors of slavery, a light-skinned infant changes places with the master's white son.
Reissue edition from Bantam Classic & Loveswept (April 1, 1999); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9780553211580 | details & prices | 4.00 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $4.95
About: Retells the classic story of two boys, one a slave and one his master, who are exchanged as infants, a secret that is not discovered until one becomes involved in a murder trial
Reissue edition from Airmont Pub Co (June 1, 1940); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9780804901246 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $2.50
About: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781860150272
 
With Mark Twain | Unabridged edition from Assembled Stories (October 30, 2006); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781860150272 | details & prices | List price $64.95
About: Mark Twain's novel of satirical wit aimed at the injustices in the southern states of America in the mid 19th century.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Flo Gibson (other contributor) | from Audio Book Contractors (May 30, 2007); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781556859113 | details & prices | 4 pages | List price $19.99
About: This tale of mistaken identity and murder is Twain's allegory for the absurdity of basing a person's worth on the color of his skin.
With Carl Reiner (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from New Millenium Audio (November 1, 2003); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9781590072530 | details & prices | List price $25.00
About: A young slave woman switches her light-skinned newborn with her master's son at birth, and a terrible crime and courtroom drama eventually ensue.
With Gore Newcombe (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Assembled Stories (January 1, 1999); titled "Puddnhead Wilson"
9781860154287 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $51.95
About: Another of Mark Twain's best selling yarns of skullduggery and mischief.
from Literate Ear (February 1, 1991); titled "Puddnhead Wilson"
9781565440159 | details & prices | 5.25 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $35.20
About: This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 1, 1982); titled "Puddnhead Wilson"
9780786105564 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $32.95
About: Written as a chronicle, this story covers 25 years in the life of a few select citizens of Dawson's Landing, Missouri.
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9780808519874 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $13.35
About: Tells the story of two infants, one slave, one free, that were switched at birth
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999); titled "Pudd'nhead Wilson"
9780613027533 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | Rec. grade levels 4-6 | 0.40 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Retells the classic story in a graphic novel with study guide

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