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This intriguing work tackles the seminal American issue of slavery in an antebellum tragicomedy of switched identities, as a freeborn child and a slave child change places. The result is a biting social commentary-plus a good old-fashioned murder mystery...

Synopsis:

A slave of mixed blood substitutes her son with her master's son.

About the Author

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental-and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called "the Lincoln of our literature."

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451523747
Other:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Morris, W.
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Morris, Wright
Author:
Budd, Louis
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Signet Classics Paperback
Publication Date:
19640101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.87x4.18x.50 in. .20 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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