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Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, The

By Twain, Mark

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Reproduction Date: 2008

Title: Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, The  
Author: Twain, Mark
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Mystery, Humor
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, The
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Twain, B. M., & Clemens, S. (1893). Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, The. Retrieved from

In one of his later novels, the master storyteller spins a tale of two children switched at infancy. A slave takes on the identity of master and heir while the rightful heir is condemned to live the life of a slave. Twain uses this vehicle to explore themes of nature vs. nurture, racial bigotry and moral relativism. The case of mistaken identity is a theme that Twain explored also in THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER; in THE TRAGEDY OF PUDD'NHEAD WILSON he turns the theme into a well-crafted detective story. It is unfortunate that this is one of Twain's lesser known works as it is one of his most enjoyable reads.

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Mystery, Humor, Satire


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