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Pudd'nhead Wilson - Mark Twain
Pudd'nhead Wilson
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Reversed identities, an eccentric detective, a horrible crime, and a tense courtroom scene are major ingredients in Twain's witty, yet fierce condemnation of a racially prejudiced society that condoned the institution of slavery.
Reversed identities, an eccentric detective, a horrible crime, and a tense courtroom scene are major ingredients in Twain's witty, yet fierce condemnation of a racially prejudiced society that condoned the institution of slavery.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553211580 (0553211587)
ASIN: 553211587
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
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4.0 The Show Trial
I had never heard of this story until I purchased a Samuel Clements (aka Mark Twain) book that contained it with two of the stories of his (Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer) that I wanted to read (and it also contained the Prince and the Pauper). In a way this story is very similar, but very differen...
That's What She Read
That's What She Read rated it
0.0 Pudd'nhead Wilson
Nobody quite combines comedy and tragedy like Mark Twain. His ability to mock the most unfortunate of situations makes even the most scathing of social commentaries enjoyable reading. Puddn'head Wilson is a perfect example of this with its discussion of race and privilege in the South.Twain accompli...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
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2.0 Pudd'nhead Wilson
a negro woman switches her baby and her masters. The new young master grows up and ends up killing his uncle for money. Is caught by the work of Pudd'nhead Wilson, a lawyer who has an interest in fingerprints. Ends with the switch being revealed and the new young master being sold down the river [th...
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