(Boston) Congregationalist [unsigned]
1895: 21 February

Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins which he is pleased to term a tragedy and a comedy respectively are published together with lavish marginal illustrations. These pictures are the most praiseworthy feature of the volume, although they vary considerably. The author was not at his best when he wrote these stories. They are funny, and now and then very funny. But a coarse streak comes to the surface every little while and is disagreeable. The book is handsomely gotten up by the publishers and does them credit, but we cannot commend the stories which compose it to our readers very heartily.

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