Mark Twain

The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

originally published:

1894

We offered this fine and unrestored, first edition copy in BAL's first state, in our Catalog 119.

awards:

  • Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone(1894)
  • Johnson Highspot of American Literature(1894)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 11/30/1835
died: 4/21/1910
born as: Samuel Langhorne Clemens
nationality: USA

American humorist, writer, and lecturer who won a worldwide audience for his stories of youthful adventures, especially Tom Sawyer (1876), Life on the Mississippi (1883) and Huckleberry Finn (1884). - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Collecting tips:

Twain was prolific, and his publishing history is complicated, so don't try Twain unless you have good advice or some good reference material. His first book, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calavaras County and Other Sketches (1867 - in various color clothes, with the frog usually in the left-hand corner, but occasionally he's hopped off elsewhere), is expensive, as are those two classics of American Literature, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876, the London edition precedes, but both that and the U.S. edition are rapidly pursued) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (London, 1884 - again the U.K. edition precedes, 1885 in the U.S., with innumerable bindings, states, and issues). Collecting Twain can be a life's work, so you're only getting the broad strokes from us.

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