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Pudd’nhead Wilson - With linked Table of Contents - cover

Pudd’nhead Wilson - With linked Table of Contents

Mark Twain

Publisher: Wilder Publications

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Two men switched at birth discover the truth about their heritage and neither will ever be the same. A novel about fate and racism, this was Twain's late important novel. There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless.

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