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The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain

The Mysterious Stranger (edition 2011)

by Mark Twain

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Title:The Mysterious Stranger
Authors:Mark Twain
Info:CreateSpace (2011), Paperback, 86 pages

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The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain



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The best Mark Twain. ( )
  Stmurdock | Jul 17, 2016 |
read for the first time as an adult, enjoyable
  frahealee | Apr 3, 2016 |
A gloriously nihilistic tale of a village visited by a terribly amoral angel named Satan. While undeniably humorous in many ways, it's also a bitter indictment, not just of religion of all kinds, but of the hypocrisy of human nature. Wonderful.

(Laughing out loud, because I just read the other review of this story here on Goodreads, which says: "if you like "It's A Wonderful Life," you shouldn't read this work." I happen to absolutely despise that movie on so many levels...) ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
In 1963, Paine's 1916 version was discovered to be a literary fraud. Paine "melded" three of Twain's earlier versions, omitted 1/4 of Twain's original text then added his own text and an additional character.

Twain scholars via the University of California Press released their final researched and complete version of Twain's No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger in a popular edition in 1982.

"The body of work is a serious social commentary by Twain addressing his ideas of the Moral Sense and the "damned human race"". -wiki.
  PitcherBooks | Feb 6, 2016 |
I hate reading books looking for the meaning. That may be the reason I sometimes avoid some of the classics. I knew what I was getting into with this book though- most of the message was pretty obvious. Entertaining but not one that will mean something deeper to my life! ( )
  Twikpet | Mar 29, 2013 |
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The story of, a stranger with supernatural powers who happens into a print shop in Germany in 1490.

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