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The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories: and other stories

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Twain's last novel took twelve years to finish and is unlike anything else he wrote. This dark story, set in medieval Austria, hinges on unearthly, and hidden mental powers. It also gives an insight to the Author's psyche, during his final days.
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Grouping Title mysterious stranger and other
Grouping Author twain mark
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Greehman, J.., Kent, Jonathan.
author Mark Twain
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display_description The Mysterious Stranger, Mark Twain's fantastical last novelette, took him twelve years-and three long drafts-to complete. Based on boyhood memories of the Mississippi River Valley and of the print shops of Hannibal, the story is set in medieval Austria at the dawn of the printing craft. It is a psychic adventure, full of phantasmagoric effects, in which a penniless printer's apprentice-a youthful, mysterious stranger with the curious name 44-gradually reveals his otherworldly powers and the hidden possibilities of the mind. Ending on a startling note, this surprisingly existential tale reveals a darker side to the author's genius. The Mysterious Stranger is a rarity in the work of Twain-a story in which the author turns his sardonic, free-wheeling wit to the problem of Eternal Evil in a distant time and place. In the other stories presented here, Twain debunks his Gilded Age; he ransacks the backyards of daily life and fable to find his notorious, sometimes preposterous metaphors. He is as apt to deal with the great minds of the law hunting a wayward elephant as with a man who has a bank note no one can cash. In addition to The Mysterious Stranger, this volume includes the stories "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg," "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," "The Story of the Bad Little Boy," "The Diary of Adam and Eve," "Edward Mills and George Benton," "The Joke That Made Ed's Fortune," and "A Fable."
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publishDate 2009, 2018
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subject_facet American fiction, Audiobooks, Austria -- Fiction, Devil -- Fiction, Fantasy fiction, Humorous stories, American, Middle Ages -- Fiction, Short stories, American, United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
title_display The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories
title_full The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories, The mysterious stranger : and other stories [electronic resource] Twain, Mark, 1835-1910., The mysterious stranger [sound recording] : & other stories / Mark Twain
title_short The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories
title_sub and other stories
topic_facet American fiction, Audiobooks, Classic Literature, Devil, Fantasy fiction, Fiction, Humorous stories, American, Middle Ages, Short stories, American, Social life and customs