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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Downloadable audio books
Electronic books
Impostors and imposture -- Fiction
Infants switched at birth -- Fiction
Large type books
Legal stories
Missouri -- Fiction
Passing (Identity) -- Fiction
Race relations -- Fiction
Trials (Murder) -- Fiction
Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910. -- Pudd'nhead Wilson
Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910. -- Those extraordinary twins
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Passing (Identity)
Race relations
Trials (Murder)
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