Publisher description for Pudd'nhead Wilson / Mark Twain.

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Switched at birth by a female slave who fears for her infant son’s life, a light-skinned child changes places with the master’s white son. This simple premise underlies Twain’s engrossing 19th-century tale of reversed identities, an eccentric detective, a horrible crime, and a tense courtroom scene. Infused with characteristic Twain humor, the novel also fiercely condemns a racially prejudiced society that condoned the institution of slavery.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Infants switched at birth Fiction, Impostors and imposture Fiction, Passing (Identity) Fiction, Trials (Murder) Fiction, Race relations Fiction, Conjoined twins Fiction, Missouri Fiction