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Pudd'nhead Wilson free pdf Set in a town on the Mississippi during the pre-Civil War era, Pudd'nhead Wilson tackles the seminal American issue of slavery in a tragicomedy of switched identities. What happens when a child born free and a child born a slave change places? The result is a biting social commentary with enduring relevance, and a good old-fashioned murder mystery. It also introduces one of Twain's favourite characters: Pudd'nhead Wilson, an intellectual with a penchant for amateur sleuthing. F.R. Leavis proclaimed this novel 'the masterly work of a great writer.'

About Mark Twain

Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died in 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 for the past 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. David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, and have been adapted for both feature film and television. He is also the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation(r), a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. A longtime admirer of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, he is a member of the board of trustees of the Mark Twain House and Museum. Louis J. Budd has written "Mark Twain: Social Philosopher" (1962) and "Our Mark Twain: The Making of His Public Personality" (1983). With Peter Messent, he edited" A Companion to Mark Twain" (2005). He was a founding president of the Mark Twain Circle of America."

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Author : Mark Twain
Publisher : Tundra Books
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ISBN : 1101990317
EAN : 9781101990315
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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