1894 1st/1st Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson Mark Twain Humor Comedy Slavery

TWAIN, Mark

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“Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.”

― Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson

 

A rare first edition of Mark Twain’s satire novel “The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson”. Told in typical Twain fashion, infants switched at birth reveal their true colors as DNA encoding takes precedence over environment. Set during the early years of the 19th century, this pre-Civil War satire tackles social commentary issues still being debated today. Twain presents the reader with a light-skinned black mother switching her infant with her white master’s in order to prevent her own child being raised as a slave. Twain uses humor and irony in revealing seething levels of racism and classicism.

 

This first edition meets the expected points for the first state of this book. See below for details.

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1894 1st/1st Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson Mark Twain Humor Comedy Slavery

 

“Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.”

― Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson

 

A rare first edition of Mark Twain’s satire novel “The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson”. Told in typical Twain fashion, infants switched at birth reveal their true colors as DNA encoding takes precedence over environment. Set during the early years of the 19th century, this pre-Civil War satire tackles social commentary issues still being debated today. Twain presents the reader with a light-skinned black mother switching her infant with her white master’s in order to prevent her own child being raised as a slave. Twain uses humor and irony in revealing seething levels of racism and classicism.

 

This first edition meets the expected points for the first state of this book. See below for details.

 

Item number: #9279

Price: $550

 

TWAIN, Mark

 

The tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson: and the comedy Those extraordinary twins

 

Hartford, Conn.: American Pub. Co., 1894. First ed, first printing.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 432
    • Intext illustrations throughout
  • References: BAL 3442
  • Note on edition:
    • Title-page in black and red
    • Frontispiece inserted.
    • Page size: 8 ¾” scant x 5 ¾”
    • Issued in cloth
    • Sheet bulk about 1 1/8”
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6.5in (23cm x 15.5cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

TWAIN, Mark

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete