Pudd'nhead Wilson

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Those Extraordinary Twins ; The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

Book - 2009
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"Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) was Mark Twain's last serious work of fiction, and perhaps his only real novel. Written in a more sombre vein than his other Mississippi writings, it reveals the sinister forces that, towards the end of his life, Mark Twain felt to be threatening the American dream. The central plot revolves around the tragedy of 'Roxy', a mulato slave whose attempt to save her son from his fate succeeds only in destroying him. In spite of a storyline that includes child swapping, palmistry, and a pair of Italian twins, this astringent work also raises the serious issue of racial difference."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, [2009]
ISBN: 9780199554713
Branch Call Number: FIC TWAI
Characteristics: xxxvii, 275 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gooder, R. D.
Twain, Mark 1835-1910.


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