A gripping tale of deception, justice, and the murky waters of identity.
Popular novelist Mark Twain will take you on a mesmerizing mystery story set in the small town of Dawson's Landing, Missouri, during the early 19th century, where you’ll follow the lives of two infants born on the same day. One is the privileged white son of Percy and Augusta Driscoll, while the other is the mixed-race child of their slave, Roxy. In an act of desperation to shield her son from the horrors of slavery, Roxy ingeniously swaps the babies' identities, an act destined to shape the course of their lives.
As the story unfolds, the town becomes embroiled in a murder mystery.
David Wilson, a quirky and intelligent young lawyer and a respected figure in the town, becomes central to the story's unfolding drama as he investigates the murder case and tries to unravel the mystery. Simultaneously, the social and racial tensions in the town intensify as the true identities of the two boys come to light, leading to dramatic consequences for the characters involved.
As David Wilson draws closer to solving the crime, tension mounts, and the boundaries between good and evil become increasingly blurred.
The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson is a thought-provoking story that delves into the complexities of human nature. A masterpiece novel that promises to keep listeners engaged for hours.
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