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Pudd'nhead Wilson

A retelling of Pudd'nhead Wilson in comic book format.

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  • "A retelling of Pudd'nhead Wilson in comic book format."@en
  • "Pudd'nhead Wilson begins with a young slave woman taking her light-skinned child -- fearing for his life -- and exchanging him with her master's child. Like much of Twain, the tale becomes an indictment of racial prejudice in the antebellum south, full of Twain's gentle yet sharp-elbowed humor."
  • ""Hoping to ensure a better life for her child, a young slave woman exchanges her light-skinned baby for her masters." *** "While it retains the comic exuberance of 'Huckleberry Finn, ' this is Twain's darker and more disturbing account of human nature under slavery.""@en
  • ""Hoping to ensure a better life for her child, a young slave woman exchanges her light-skinned baby for her master's." *** "While it retains the comic exuberance of 'Huckleberry Finn, ' this is Twain's darker and more disturbing account of human nature under slavery.""@en
  • "Mark Twain's darkly comic short classic set in the antebellum South stands as a literary condemnation of slavery and racial inequality. Each enriched classic edition includes: A concise introduction that gives readers important background information. A chronology of the author's life and work. A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context. An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations. Detailed explanatory notes. Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work. Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction. A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential."
  • "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 19th-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,"@en
  • "Slave woman Roxana switches her baby with the infant son of the master of the house in an attempt to ensure her child will not be sold down the river, but the episode has tragic results for everyone involved."
  • "Slave woman Roxana switches her baby with the infant son of the master of the house in an attempt to ensure her child will not be sold down the river, but the episode has tragic results for everyone involved."@en
  • "A comic book adaptation of Mark Twain's novel about two boys who grow up in a small Missouri town and are as alike as twins, except that one is a slave and the other is his master. Followed by an essay on the work and its author."@en
  • "A slave of mixed blood substitutes her almost white son for her master's baby."@en
  • "Roxana, a light-skinned slave nurse on a large Southern plantation, is desperate to give her son a better chance at life than she had ever enjoyed, and so she switches him with the master's son. Years later, when Roxana's real son has turned to gambling, murder, and theft, it is the country lawyer, Pudd'nhead Wilson, who unmasks the true identity of the two. Considered Twain's most courageous work, this short novel is one of the most sensitive treatments of slavery in American fiction."@en
  • "The American humorist's classic novel, depicting human nature under slavery, tells the story of two infants, one slave, one free, that were switched at birth."
  • "Tale of switched identities involving one of Twain's most delightful characters."@en
  • "At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson From the Paperback edition."@en
  • "Hoping to ensure a better life for her child, a young slave woman exchanges her light-skinned baby for her master's."
  • "Written in 1894, this mystery story shows the real criminal is society, and racial prejudice and slavery are the crimes."
  • "At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant son's life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master's. From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels. On its surface, Pudd'nhead Wilson possesses all the elements of an engrossing nineteenth-century mystery: reversed identities, a horrible crime, an eccentric detective, a suspenseful courtroom drama, and a surprising, unusual solution. Yet it is not a mystery novel. Seething with the undercurrents of antebellum southern culture, the book is a savage indictment in which the real criminal is society, and racial prejudice and slavery are the crimes. Written in 1894, Pudd'nhead Wilson glistens with characteristic Twain humor, with suspense, and with painted irony: a gem among the author's later works."@en
  • "David Wilson is called "Pudd'nhead" by the townspeople, who fail to understand his combination of wisdom and eccentricity. He redeems himself by simultaneously solving a murder mystery and a case of transposed identities. Two children, a white boy and a mulatto, are born on the same day. Roxy, mother of the mulatto, is given charge of the children; in fear that her son will be sold, she exchanges the babies. The mulatto, though he grows up as a white boy, turns out to be a scoundrel. He sells his mother and murders and robs his uncle. He accuses Luigi, one of a pair of twins, of the murder. Pudd'nhead, a lawyer, undertakes Luigi's defense. On the basis of fingerprint evidence, he exposes the real murderer, and the white boy takes his rightful place."
  • "Mark Twain's darkly comic short classic set in the antebellum South stands as a literary condemnation of slavery and racial inequality."
  • "When a mulatto slave woman switches her own infant with the look-alike son of a wealthy merchant, it takes Pudd'nhead Wilson, the town eccentric, to put things right again."
  • "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. 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."@en
  • "At the beginning of Pudd'nhead Wilson a young slave woman, fearing for her infant's son's life, exchanges her light-skinned child with her master's. From this rather simple premise Mark Twain fashioned one of his most entertaining, funny, yet biting novels. On its surface, Pudd'nhead Wilson possesses all the elements of an engrossing nineteenth-century mystery: reversed identities, a horrible crime, an eccentric detective, a suspenseful courtroom drama, and a surprising, unusual solution. Yet it is not a mystery novel. Seething with the undercurrents of antebellum southern culture, the book is a savage indictment in which the real criminal is society, and racial prejudice and slavery are the crimes. Written in 1894, Pudd'nhead Wilson glistens with characteristic Twain humor, with suspense, and with pointed irony: a gem among the author's later works. From the Paperback edition."@en
  • "On the same day in 1830, two boys are born, one the son of a prosperous landowner, the other the son of his mulatto slave girl. To help advance her child, the slave girl arranges to substitute him for the other boy. Then the trouble starts."@en
  • "The story of Roxy, a slave woman, who switches her baby with her master's almost indentical white infant. Thinking she guaranteed the future of her own child, now technically free, Roxy has, in fact, just tragically complicated his life and her own."
  • "The story of a mulatto slave who switches her disconcertingly white baby with the master's son to protect it in a time of strong racial prejudice."
  • "Pudd'nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins, by Mark Twain, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Written during Mark Twain's so-called pessimistic period, Pudd'nhead Wilson is a darkly comic masterpiece that exposes the wounds of racism in America and the absurdity of judging character based upon class or skin color. Set in a small Mississippi River town in the state of Missouri before the Civil War, the novel begins when Roxana, a beautiful slave who can pass for white, switches the child of her master with her own infant son, now called Tom, who grows into a cruel and cowardly man. When Tom's uncle, Judge Driscoll, is found murdered after a botched robbery attempt, suspicion is cast upon two former sideshow performers, Luigi and Angelo Capello, a pair of good-looking and charming identical twins from Italy. Meanwhile, David “Pudd'nhead Wilson is a wise but unorthodox lawyer who collects fingerprints as a hobby. Shunned as an eccentric, he ultimately wins the respect of the townspeople when he solves the murder mystery and reveals the true identity of the killer. Often hilarious, sometimes appalling, and always fast-paced, Pudd'nhead Wilson is ultimately a fierce condemnation of a racially prejudiced society that was predicated upon the institution of slavery. This edition also includes Twain's related short story, “Those Extraordinary Twins. Darryl Pinckney is the author of High Cotton, a novel, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature."

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