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Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson.

Twain, Mark. Pudd'nhead Wilson. With an Introduction by Langston Hughes. New York, Bantam Books, 1964. 10.5 x 17.5cm. (16), 143 pages. Original softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Inscribed with previous owner's name. From the library of swiss - american - irish poet Chuck Kruger. [A Bantam Classic, No. FC252].

At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant's son's life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master's. From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels. On its surface, Pudd'nhead Wilson possesses all the elements of an engrossing nineteenth-century mystery: reversed identities, a horrible crime, an eccentric detective, a suspenseful courtroom drama, and a surprising, unusual solution. Yet it is not a mystery novel. Seething with the undercurrents of antebellum southern culture, the book is a savage indictment in which the real criminal is society, and racial prejudice and slavery are the crimes. Written in 1894, Pudd'nhead Wilson glistens with characteristic Twain humor, with suspense, and with pointed irony: a gem among the author's later works. [Dover Editions]

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Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson.

Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson.

Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson.
Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson.

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