Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) was Mark Twain's last serious work of
fiction, and perhaps the only real novel that he ever produced.
Written in a more sombre vein than his other Mississippi writings,
the novel reveals the sinister forces that Mark Twain felt to be
threatening the American dream. In spite of a plot which includes
child swapping, palmistry, and a pair of Italian twins, this
astringent work also raises the serious issue of racial
differences. This volume also includes two other late works `Those
Extraordinary Twins' and `The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg'.