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Pudd'nhead Wilson

Mark Twain


PUBLISHED: 15th February 2015
ISBN: 9781101873113
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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.
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PUBLISHED: 15th February 2015
ISBN: 9781101873113
ANNOTATION:
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.

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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.

Publisher Description

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.aaFrom this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels.aaOn its surface, Pudd'nhead Wilson possesses all the elements of an engrossing nineteenth-century mystery-aareversed identities, a horrible crime, an eccentric detective, a suspenseful courtroom drama, and a surprising, unusual solution.aaYet it is not a mystery novel.aaSeething 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.aaWritten in 1894, Pudd'nhead Wilson glistens with characteristic Twain humor, with suspense, and with pointed irony-aaa gem among the author's later works.

Author Biography

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in 1835. He gained national attention as a humorist in 1865 with the publication of "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," but was acknowledged as a great writer by the literary establishment with The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn (1885). In 1880, Twain began promoting and financing the ill-fated Paige typesetter, an invention designed to make the printing process fully automatic. At the height of his naively optimistic involvement in the technological "wonder" that nearly drove him to bankruptcy, he published his satire, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889). Plagued by personal tragedy and financial failure, Mark Twain spent the last years of his life in gloom and exasperation, writing fables about "the damned human race.

Product Details

Author
Mark Twain
Publisher
Random House USA Inc
Series
Vintage Classics
Year
2015
ISBN-10
1101873116
ISBN-13
9781101873113
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United States
Short Title
PUDDNHEAD WILSON
Language
English
Media
Book
Residence
Hannibal, MO, US
Pages
288
Publication Date
2015-02-15