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May 6 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Mark Twain House & Museum welcomes Benjamin Griffin to the Trouble Begins stage to celebrate the publication of the critical edition of “Pudd’nhead Wilson.

The lecture begins at 7:00 PM ET, followed by audience Q&A. This is a FREE HYBRID event sponsored by Kathleen and David Jimenez.


In-Person Attendees are invited to come early for a Pasta Reception sponsored by Salute starting at 6:00PM ET. Food is first come, first serve and there will be a cash bar.
Live-Streaming Attendees will be sent a link to access the live stream. Please note that while everyone can watch with the link, only those with YouTube accounts will be able to participate in the virtual chat.
About the Program: This critical edition publishes—for the first time anywhere—the original manuscript and revised versions of Pudd’nhead Wilson. The text familiar since 1894, as editor Benjamin Griffin shows, was heavily edited and censored—first by the author himself under pressure from family and friends, then by his publishers. Now the Mark Twain Project makes available the full text of the Morgan Library manuscript (the original version), together with a critical text of the revised version, stripped of the changes imposed by Mark Twain’s editors and publishers—two fascinating ways to encounter this troubled and troubling novel.
About the Author: Benjamin Griffin is an editor at the Mark Twain Project, which is housed within the Mark Twain Papers in The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley. For more than four decades the Project has been producing a complete scholarly edition of everything the author wrote. Griffin’s previous editorial credits include the three volumes of the best-selling Autobiography of Mark Twain.
You can buy your copy of the book through the Mark Twain Store: marktwainhousestore.org/


May 6
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Mark Twain House & Museum
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