"As Free as Any Cretur..."

Fiedler, Lesile A.
August 1955
New Republic;8/15/55, Vol. 133 Issue 7, p17
The article focuses on the book Pudd'nhead Wilson, by Mark Twain. The most extraordinary book in American literature unfortunately has not survived as a whole; but its scraps and fragments are to be found scattered through the work of humorist Mark Twain. Pudd'nhead Wilson is, after all, fantastically good book, better than Mark Twain knew or his critics have deserved. Morally, it is one of the most honest books in American literature, superior in this one respect to Huckleberry Finn; for here Mark Twain permits himself no sentimental relenting, but accepts for once the logic of his own premises.


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