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Pudd'nhead Wilson, Paperback

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Prezentare Switched at birth by a young slave woman attempting to protect her son from the horrors of slavery, a light-skinned infant changes places with the master's white son. This simple premise is the basis of Pudd'nhead Wilson, a compelling drama that contains all the elements of a classic 19th-century mystery: reversed identities, a ghastly crime, an eccentric detective, and a tense courtroom scene.
First published in 1894, Twain's novel bristles with suspense. David -Pudd'nhead- Wilson, a wise but unorthodox lawyer who collects fingerprints as a hobby, wins back the respect of his townspeople when he solves a local murder in which two foreigners are falsely accused. Witty and absorbing, this novel features a literary first -- the use of fingerprinting to solve a crime. This gem was Twain's last novel about the antebellum South; and despite its frequent injections of humor, it offers a fierce condemnation of racial prejudice and a society that condoned slavery.
Produs publicat in 1999 de Dover Publications
Data aparitiei: Iunie 1999
Colectia Dover Thrift Editions
Format: 21.03 x 13.21 x 0.86
Tip coperta: Brosata
Numar pagini: 128
ISBN: 048640885X
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