Pudd'nhead Wilson

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Featuring the brilliantly drawn Roxanna, a mulatto slave who suffers dire consequences after switching her infant son with her master’s baby, and the clever Pudd’nhead Wilson, an ostracized small-town lawyer, Twain’s darkly comic masterpiece is a provocative exploration of slavery and miscegenation. Leslie A. Fiedler described the novel as “half melodramatic detective story, half bleak tragedy,” noting that “morally, it is one of the most honest books in our literature.” Those Extraordinary Twins, the slapstick story that evolved into Pudd’nhead Wilson, provides a fascinating view of the author’s process. The text for this Modern Library Paperback Classic was set from the 1894 first American edition.
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9780486408859
9780486111483
9780553211580
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1050L
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display_descriptionSwitched at birth by a young slave woman attempting to protect her son from the horrors of slavery, a light-skinned infant changes places with the master's white son. This simple premise is the basis of Pudd'nhead Wilson, a compelling drama that contains all the elements of a classic 19th-century mystery: reversed identities, a ghastly crime, an eccentric detective, and a tense courtroom scene. First published in 1894, Twain's novel bristles with suspense. David "Pudd’nhead" Wilson, a wise but unorthodox lawyer who collects fingerprints as a hobby, wins back the respect of his townspeople when he solves a local murder in which two foreigners are falsely accused. Witty and absorbing, this novel features a literary first — the use of fingerprinting to solve a crime. This gem was Twain's last novel about the antebellum South; and despite its frequent injections of humor, it offers a fierce condemnation of racial prejudice and a society that condoned slavery.
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subject_facetConjoined twins -- Fiction
Impostors and imposture -- Fiction
Impostors and imposture -- Missouri -- Fiction
Infants switched at birth -- Fiction
Legal stories
Missouri -- Fiction
Passing (Identity) -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Slavery -- United States -- Fiction
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction
Trials (Murder) -- Missouri -- Fiction
title_displayPudd'nhead Wilson
title_fullPudd'nhead Wilson
Pudd'nhead Wilson / Mark Twain
Pudd'nhead Wilson / by Mark Twain ; with an introduction by Langston Hughes
title_shortPudd'nhead Wilson
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Fiction