Pudd'nhead WilsonLarge Print - 2000
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 solution. But, seething with the undercurrents of antebellum Southern culture, the book is a savage indictment in which society is the criminal and racial prejudice and slavery are the crimes.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, c2000.
Characteristics: 237 p. (large print) ; 25 cm.