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The Mysterious Stranger - Mark Twain
The Mysterious Stranger
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In his last years, Mark Twain had become a respected literary figure whose opinions were widely sought by the press. He had also suffered a series of painful physical, economic, and emotional losses. "The Mysterious Stranger", published posthumously in 1916 and belonging to Twain's 'dark' period,... show more
In his last years, Mark Twain had become a respected literary figure whose opinions were widely sought by the press. He had also suffered a series of painful physical, economic, and emotional losses. "The Mysterious Stranger", published posthumously in 1916 and belonging to Twain's 'dark' period, belies the popular image of the affable American humorist. In this anti-religious tale, Twain denies the existence of a benign Providence, a soul, an afterlife, and even reality itself. As the Stranger in the story asserts, 'nothing exists; all is a dream'.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781573920391 (1573920398)
ASIN: 1573920398
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Pages no: 121
Edition language: English
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Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it
4.0 The Mysterious Stranger
I'm pretty sure I read this at the end of high school or perhaps early in college, but I only remembered a small part from the beginning. I had remembered liking it quite a bit and remembered that it had some kind of religious message. So I was happy to re-read it.Mark Twain is a most excellent writ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Re-reading online from Project Gutenberg the titular story as it is mentioned extensively in Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His EvilIt was in 1590--winter. Austria was far away from the world, and asleep;it was still the Middle Ages in Austria, and promised to remain soforever.
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
5.0
One of the best! Hysterical, irreverent, perfect!
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