Pudd'nhead Wilson (Dover Thrift Editions)

Pudd'nhead Wilson (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: "Twain, Mark"

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Switched at birth by a young slave woman attempting to protect her son from the horrors of slavery, a light-skinned infant changes places with the master's white son. This simple premise is the basis of Pudd'nhead Wilson, a compelling drama that contains all the elements of a classic 19th-century mystery: reversed identities, a ghastly crime, an eccentric detective, and a tense courtroom scene.
First published in 1894, Twain's novel bristles with suspense. David "Pudd'nhead" Wilson, a wise but unorthodox lawyer who collects fingerprints as a hobby, wins back the respect of his townspeople when he solves a local murder in which two foreigners are falsely accused. Witty and absorbing, this novel features a literary first -- the use of fingerprinting to solve a crime. This gem was Twain's last novel about the antebellum South; and despite its frequent injections of humor, it offers a fierce condemnation of racial prejudice and a society that condoned slavery.

Title: Pudd'nhead Wilson (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author Name: "Twain, Mark"

Categories: classics,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 048640885X

ISBN Number 13: 9780486408859

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 9780486408859