In one of his later novels, the master storyteller spins a tale of two children switched at infancy. A slave takes on the identity of master and heir while the rightful heir is condemned to live the life of a slave. Twain uses this vehicle to explore themes of nature vs nurture, racial bigotry and moral relativism.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Not as well known as many other Twain books, but just as entertaining and thought provoking.
A marvelous mystery
Mark Twain was definitely born a writer! He can spin a tale that is both comical yet tragic. In this story he is also a profound social analyst of the black/white issue. He really got this reader thinking about genetics, culture, society, morals, money, etc.. I highly recommend reading or rereading this classic book!
Predictable but entertaining
Never had read this story from Mark Twain, but it was an entertaining read. Somewhat predictable for today's novels but an entertaining story none the less. Pudd'nhead Wilson's calendar entries and some of the phrases (sold down the river) were worth the read.