Keywords: united states -- social life and customs -- 19th century -- fiction

The Mysterious Stranger

The Mysterious Stranger


Mark Twain

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Year of publication: 2008

THE MYSTERIOUS STRANGER by Mark Twain Chapter 1 It was in 1590winter. Austria was far away from the world, and asleep it was still the Middle Ages in Austria, and promised to remain so forever. Some even set it away back centuries upon centuries and said that by the mental and spiritual clock it was still the Age of Belief in Austria. But they meant it as a compliment, not a slur, and it was so taken, and we were all proud of it. I remember it well, although I was only a boy and I remember, too, ...

Keywords: American Humorous stories Short stories United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories


Mark Twain

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Year of publication: 2004

THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG AND OTHER STORIES By Mark Twain THE MAN THAT CORRUPTED HADLEYBURG I It was many years ago. Hadleyburg was the most honest and upright town in all the region round about. It had kept that reputation unsmirched during three generations, and was prouder of it than of any other of its possessions. It was so proud of it, and so anxious to insure its perpetuation, that it began to teach the principles of honest dealing to its babies in the cradle, and made the like ...

Keywords: American City and town life -- Fiction Honesty -- Fiction Humorous stories Short stories United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
The American Claimant

The American Claimant


Mark Twain

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Year of publication: 2004

THE AMERICAN CLAIMANT By Mark Twain APPENDIX. The weather in this book EXPLANATORY The Colonel Mulberry Sellers here re-introduced to the public is the same person who appeared as Eschol Sellers in the first edition of the tale entitled The Gilded Age, years ago, and as Beriah Sellers in the subsequent editions of the same book, and finally as Mulberry Sellers in the drama played afterward by John T. Raymond. The name was changed from Eschol to Beriah to accommodate an Eschol Sellers who rose up ...

Keywords: Mistaken identity -- Fiction United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction