Record Details

Catalog Search

Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins / Mark Twain.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781101873113 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 179 pages : illustrationns ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Vintage Classics, 2015.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Roxana, a light-skinned slave nurse on a large Southern plantation, is desperate to give her son a better chance at life than she had ever enjoyed, and so she switches him with the master's son. Years later, when Roxana's real son has turned to gambling, murder, and theft, it is the country lawyer, Pudd'nhead Wilson, who unmasks the true identity of the two. Considered Twain's most courageous work, this short novel is one of the most sensitive treatments of slavery in American fiction.
Genre: Classic fiction.

Additional Resources