Pudd'nhead Wilson - eBook
Pudd'nhead Wilson - eBook  -     By: Mark Twain
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Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller / 2015 / ePub
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Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller / 2015 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781480453425
ISBN-13: 9781480453425

Publisher's Description

A Southern town scandalized by the murder of its most prominent citizen uncovers a mystery even more shocking in this ironic suspense story from a great American master

Afraid for her infant son’s life, a slave switches the boy with her master’s child. A young New York lawyer fascinated by palmistry and fingerprint analysis moves below the Mason–Dixon line, makes a bad joke, and is immediately and forever branded a "pudd’nhead." Two Italian noblemen pay a visit to Dawson’s Landing, Missouri, and become prime suspects in the murder of a local judge.
 
From these disparate plot strands, Mark Twain fashions a humorous and entertaining tale with all the elements of the traditional murder mystery: a case of mistaken identity, a gruesome crime, a sinister villain, an eccentric detective, a climactic courtroom showdown, and an ingenious solution. But beneath this potboiler’s pomp and circumstance lurks a clear-eyed and savagely compelling indictment of slavery and its poisonous effects on American society.
 
Twain’s last novel set in the antebellum South, Pudd’nhead Wilson offers his clearest and most provocative condemnation of racial prejudice.
 
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Author Bio

Mark Twain was the pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), who grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, and worked as a printer, riverboat pilot, newspaperman, and silver miner before his short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" brought him international attention. He would go on to write two of the great American novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and many other enduring works of fiction, satire, and travelogue. He is one of the most widely recognized figures in US history.

Editorial Reviews

"Mark Twain, in his presentation of Negroes as human beings, stands head and shoulders above the other Southern writers of his times." —Langston Hughes

Praise for Mark Twain
"Mark Twain is the true father of American literature." —Eugene O’Neill
 
"Twain’s keen eye and irreverent tongue give as much pleasure today as they did a century ago." —Los Angeles Times Book Review

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