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Pudd'nhead Wilson
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Digireads.com Publishing
Publication date September 23, 2017
Pages 110
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9781420956436
ISBN-10 1420956434
Dimensions 0.28 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.43 lbs.
Original list price $5.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product 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, on 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 is printed on premium acid-free paper.

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