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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Scott Peterson Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781596598003
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This classic tale and superb short story by Mark Twain is a funny yet blistering indictment of political hypocrisy.

A mysterious stranger is treated badly by the town of Hadleyburg—the town that proclaims itself “the most honest and upright town in the region.” Through an ingenious sting operation, the stranger sets out to expose Hadleyburg’s leading citizens and reveal their greedy, deceitful natures.

Twain here reveals another example of his burning wit and insight into political posturing and civic cowardice, subjects that never seem outdated.

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  • “[This] short story by Mark Twain satirizing the vanity of the virtuous… relates the downfall of the citizens of a town that boasts of its honesty with the motto ‘Lead us not into temptation.’”

    Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 1/6/2010

    " This collection of short stories shows a different side of Mark Twain. Works such as these from later in his life have a cynicism that is not so prevalent in his earlier writing. Still, Twain's typical wit and twists of plot kept me laughing throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camille | 1/17/2008

    " Mark Twain's stories in this book are interesting and clever, but for some reason it still took me quite a while to get around to finishing the book. Other books, it seems, were more interesting, so this one kept getting pre-empted. "

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