Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales

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Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894), written in a more sombre vein than his other Mississippi writings, was Mark Twain's last serious work of fiction. It reveals the sinister forces that, towards the end of his life, Twain thought to be threatening the American dream. The central plot revolves around the tragedy of "Roxy," a mulatto slave whose attempt to save her son from his fate succeeds only in destroying him. An astringent work which raises the serious issue of racial difference, Pudd'nhead Wilson is considered by the critic F ...

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    • Title: Pudd'Nhead Wilson and Other Tales by Mark Twain
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic UK
    • Print ISBN: 9780199554713, 0199554714
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    • Edition: 2009
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