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The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg: And Other Short Works (Prometheus's Literary Classics Series)

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This collection of lesser-known little gems by Mark Twain begins with a witty account of a fictional town called Hadleyburg, which prides itself on its long untarnished tradition of incorruptible citizens. One day someone in the town offends a stranger passing through and he vows to take revenge by plotting an elaborate scheme to show the whole nation just how corruptible this sanctimonious bastion of virtue really is. Through a series of cleverly placed letters promising a fortune, the insidious outsider lays a trap for each of HadleyburgÆs leading citizens. Twain is at his best here poking fun at small-town hypocrisy as the self-satisfied pillars of the community are done in by their own greed.

Also included are fourteen other short pieces of fiction and nonfiction, including TwainÆs account of his literary debut as a reporter, in which he described the harrowing journey and rescue of some ship-wrecked sailors; an essay on the famous authorÆs ôfirst lie,ö which begins humorously but quickly turns into a serious commentary on the silent lies society tolerates to perpetuate such injustices as slavery and prejudice; an amusing, tongue-in-cheek petition to Queen Victoria regarding a tax bill sent to Twain by the British revenue office for an amount due on sales of his books in England; an ôEsquimau MaidenÆs Romanceö; a detective story; and many other intriguing, scarcely known pieces.

These interesting and entertaining short works will be a welcome discovery to all those who have enjoyed TwainÆs popular novels and stories.

Synopsis:

This collection of lesser-known gems by Mark Twain pokes fun at small town hypocrisy in fictional Hadleyburg, which prides itself on its long untarnished tradition of incorruptible citizens.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573929998
Introduction:
Doyno, Victor
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Introduction by:
Doyno, Victor
Introduction:
Doyno, Victor
Author:
Twain, Mark
Location:
Amherst, N.Y.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Humorous stories, American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Prometheus's Literary Classics Series
Series Volume:
107-177
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
379
Dimensions:
8.36x5.44x.75 in. .96 lbs.

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