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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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display_description First serialized in "The Century Magazine" between 1893 and 1894, Mark Twain's "Pudd'nhead Wilson" is a murder mystery set before the American Civil War in Missouri, more specifically, in a town on the banks of the Mississippi River. During infancy, a light-skinned black baby and a white-skinned baby were switched at birth by a slave mother. Because the black baby grows up thinking he is white, he is highly racist toward his slaves. The white baby, who thinks he is a slave, grows up with no guidance and makes a living stealing, drinking, and doing other immoral things. During a murder trial, the town lawyer Puddn'head Wilson, who is seen as a peculiar fellow by the townsfolk, is able to expose the boys' true identities. "Puddn'head Wilson" is a story carried by themes of racism, Southern customs, and questions of identity. On the surface it is a witty and satirical tale but as one digs deeper a biting social commentary of racial inequality can be found. This edition includes a biographical afterword.
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subject_facet Conjoined twins -- Fiction, 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
title_display Pudd'nhead Wilson
title_full Pudd'nhead Wilson / Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson [electronic resource] / Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson [electronic resource] Twain, Mark., Pudd'nhead Wilson [large print]/ Mark Twain
title_short Pudd'nhead Wilson
topic_facet Conjoined twins, Electronic books, Impostors and imposture, Infants switched at birth, Legal stories, Passing (Identity), Race relations, Trials (Murder), Twain, Mark