|Plot Summary of Pudd'nhead Wilson|
A witty, quirky Everyman character makes use of his spare time (during working hours for his law practice!) defending a neighbor charged with the horrifying murder of a neighbor in his village in 1830 Missouri. But the path to solution of the crime has countless comical interludes with make reading this novella a particular treat. Pudd'nhead Wilson is literature's first mystery solved by human fingerprints.
This synopsis report prepared by Richard Brear, M.A.
|Chapter Analysis of Pudd'nhead Wilson|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- finding out whether someone is really guilty
- a lawyer creature
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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