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Pudd'nhead Wilson and those extraordinary twins. / Mark Twain.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Starke Co PL - Koontz Lake Branch (Walkerton) F TWA (Text) 30141000094348 ADULT FICTION Available -

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  • Physical Description: 295 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Collier, 1922.

Content descriptions

General Note: Written in 1894.
Pseudonym of Samuel L. Clemens.
Summary, etc.: At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant's son's life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master's. From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels. On its surface, Pudd'nhead Wilson possesses all the elements of an engrossing nineteenth-century mystery: reversed identities, a horrible crime, an eccentric detective, a suspenseful courtroom drama, and a surprising, unusual solution. Yet it is not a mystery novel. Seething with the undercurrents of antebellum southern culture, the book is a savage indictment in which the real criminal is society, and racial prejudice and slavery are the crimes.
Subject: Infants switched at birth > Fiction.
Impostors and imposture > Fiction.
Passing (Identity) > Fiction.

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