Pudd'nhead Wilson

Pudd'nhead Wilson

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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. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller, [2015]
Copyright Date: 015
ISBN: 9781480453425
Branch Call Number: FICTION Twa
Characteristics: 1 online resource (139 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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May 14, 2012

i have to say, I tried to get through it, but the slurs really bothered me and the book just wasn't good enough to compensate. It seems a little dated iin more ways than the vocab

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