By, Mark Twain
Published in 1894
'Pudd'nhead Wilson" by Mark Twain is about a young slave woman named Roxanna. Roxanna switches her light skinned infant son with the masters white son. The master, Mr.Percy Northcumberland Driscoll, was a wealthy plantation owner who lived in a town called Dawsons Landing. On the first of Febuary 1830, two baby boys were born on his plantation, one to him and his wife, and one to his slave girl, Roxanna. A week after the birth of their son, Mrs.Driscoll died. This left Roxanna in charge of the children. Roxanna switched the infants because she wanted her son to live a better life than a slave would live.
These two children grew up with each other on the master's plantation. While Roxanna's son Tom was enjoying the fruits of being the master's son, Chambers the master's real son, was suffering through the many hardships of being a slave. When Tom and Chambers were little Tom would abuse Cha...