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The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

By: Mark Twain
Published By: Double9 Books
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The short story "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg" was written by Mark Twain. Hadleyburg is known as a "incorruptible" town due to its noble, responsible, and trained citizens to reject temptation. A stranger delivers a bag carrying 160 pounds of gold money and makes a threat to corrupt the community as payment for his wrongdoing. Anyone who claims to know what the man's life-changing counsel was should record it and give it to Reverend Burgess, according to the note in the sack.One of the 19 model couples, Edward and Mary, gets a message from an unknown person that reads, "You are far from being a bad man: go, and mend." Every one of the 19 couples has gotten the same letter, which they are all unaware of. Burgess, the town clerk, begins each claim by saying, "You are far from being a wicked man-go, and reform." Burgess finds that the sack contains gilded leads instead of gold. The person who made up the entire scenario was present the entire time in the town hall. Burgess' second communication indicates that he purposefully prevented the Richardses' claim from being examined to repay Edward for a previous favor.

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Mark Twain

Mark Twain (30 November 1835- 21 April 1910) was born in Florida, United States. He was a Humorist, author, and lecturer. He grew up in Hannibal and later moved to California. In a California mining camp, he heard the story that he published in 1865 and made popular as the title story of his first novel, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Sketches, in 1867. From his humorous stories, The Innocents Abroad (1869) and Roughing It in 1872, to his appearance as a riverboat captain in Life on the Mississippi in 1883, through his adventure stories of childhood, he got a worldwide audience, mainly for Tom Sawyer (1876) and Huckleberry Finn (1885), known as the masterpieces of American fiction. The ironic A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in 1889. His eldest daughter passed away in 1896, his wife in 1904, and another daughter in 1909. He expressed his depression about the human character in such late works as the after-death published Letters from the Earth (1962).

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 72 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357274685
  • ISBN-13: 9789357274685
  • Item Weight: 86.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 4.46 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Literary , Fiction / Classics