The Resource Pudd'nhead Wilson, Mark Twain, (electronic resource)

Pudd'nhead Wilson, Mark Twain, (electronic resource)

Label
Pudd'nhead Wilson
Title
Pudd'nhead Wilson
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 nineteenth-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
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Midwest
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
813/.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Dover thrift editions
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  • Infants switched at birth
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Passing (Identity)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Race relations
  • Conjoined twins
  • Electronic books
  • Missouri
Target audience
adult
Label
Pudd'nhead Wilson, Mark Twain, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11602692
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11602692
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11602692
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Pudd'nhead Wilson, Mark Twain, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11602692
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11602692
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11602692
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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