Those Extraordinary Twins

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Echo Library, 2010 - Fiction - 52 pages
16 Reviews
Published as a short story in 1892, with glosses inserted into the text where the narrative was either unfinished or would have duplicated parts of "Pudd'nhead Wilson" which had originally been planned to have the twins as its central characters.

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This is Twain at his best farcically. As he was writing Pudd'inhead Wilson he realized he had two different stories going, so he pulled this one out and published it later. This has many of the same characters, but the twins are decidedly different. Read full review

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User Review  - Wally Cwik - Goodreads

Reading the classics gives one a good perspective of the times when the book was written. The difference in the style of writing is evident, as is the attitudes and bias of the people at that time. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Mark Twain was born Samuel L. Clemens in Florida, Missouri on November 30, 1835. He worked as a printer for a time, and then became a steamboat pilot. He traveled in the West, writing humorous sketches for newspapers. In 1865, he wrote the short story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which was very well received. He then began a career as a humorous travel writer and lecturer, publishing The Innocents Abroad in 1869, Roughing It in 1872, and, co-authored with Charles Dudley Warner, Gilded Age in 1873. His best-known works are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), Mississippi Writing: Life on the Mississippi (1883), and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910.

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