Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins (Paperback)

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By Mark Twain, Ron Powers (Introduction by)
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Description


Featuring the brilliantly drawn Roxanna, a mulatto slave who suffers dire consequences after switching her infant son with her master's baby, and the clever Pudd nhead Wilson, an ostracized small-town lawyer, Twain's darkly comic masterpiece is a provocative exploration of slavery and miscegenation. Leslie A. Fiedler described the novel as half melodramatic detective story, half bleak tragedy, noting that morally, it is one of the most honest books in our literature. "Those Extraordinary Twins," the slapstick story that evolved into Pudd nhead Wilson, provides a fascinating view of the author's process.
The text for this Modern Library Paperback Classic was set from the 1894 first American edition.

About the Author


Ron Powers, a Pulitzer Prize winning author and native of Hannibal, Missouri, has written twelve books, including "Dangerous Water: A Biography of the Boy Who Became Mark Twain." He lives in Middlebury, Vermont."

Praise For…


“Mark Twain, in his presentation of Negroes as human beings, stands head and shoulders above the other Southern writers of his times.”—Langston Hughes

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812966220
ISBN-10: 0812966228
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: October 8th, 2002
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Classics (Paperback)