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Pudd'nhead Wilson: Those Extraordinary Twins, the Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Oxford World's Classics)

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Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894), written in a more sombre vein than his other Mississippi writings, was Mark Twain's last serious work of fiction. It reveals the sinister forces that, towards the end of his life, Twain thought to be threatening the American dream. The central plot revolves around the tragedy of "Roxy," a mulatto slave whose attempt to save her son from his fate succeeds only in destroying him. An astringent work which raises the serious issue of racial difference, Pudd'nhead Wilson is considered by the critic F.R. Leavis to be "a classic of the use of popular modes--the sensational and the melodramatic." The volume also includes two other late works by Twain, Those Extraordinary Twins and The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg.

Synopsis:

This novel reveals the sinister forces that Mark Twain felt to be threatening the American dream. In spite of a plot which includes child swapping, palmistry, and a pair of Italian twins, it also raises the serious issue of racial differences.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192837301
Subtitle:
Those Extraordinary Twins, The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg
Editor:
Gooder, R. D.
Author:
null, Mark
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
null, R. D.
Author:
Gooder, R. D.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Legal stories
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Paperback
Series Volume:
No. 737
Publication Date:
19990722
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
68 figs.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
5.100 x 7.700 in 0.488 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This novel reveals the sinister forces that Mark Twain felt to be threatening the American dream. In spite of a plot which includes child swapping, palmistry, and a pair of Italian twins, it also raises the serious issue of racial differences.
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