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Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
     

Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

by Mark Twain
 

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Without a doubt, Mark Twain is one of the most gifted people in history to ever put words to paper. In The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, the book is basically two stories: the first, a white child of privilege and a slave being switched at birth and the second, a murder mystery involving Italian twins. Pudd'nhead Wilson is the central character, an eccentric lawyer

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Without a doubt, Mark Twain is one of the most gifted people in history to ever put words to paper. In The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, the book is basically two stories: the first, a white child of privilege and a slave being switched at birth and the second, a murder mystery involving Italian twins. Pudd'nhead Wilson is the central character, an eccentric lawyer who loves to collect fingerprints on slides of everyone in town. It's interesting to look back upon a world of slavery, small towns and the quiet uneasiness that permeates everything. And the fingerprints! Twain basically predated the use of fingerprints in a murder trial by about 10 years to prove innocence.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149227945
Publisher:
Consumer Oriented Ebooks Publisher
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Series:
Mark Twain Books , #38
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
796,603
File size:
124 KB

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date of Death:
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:
Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:
Redding, Connecticut

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