The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - It was many years ago. Hadleyburg was the most honest and upright town in all the region round about. It had kept that reputation unsmirched during three generations, and was prouder of it than of any other of its possessions. It was so proud of it, and so anxious to insure its perpetuation, that it began to teach the principles of honest dealing to its babies in the cradle, and made the like teachings the staple of their culture thenceforward through all the years devoted to their education. Also, throughout the formative years temp-tations were kept out of the way of the young people, so that their honesty could have every chance to harden and solidify, and become a part of their very bone. The neighbouring towns were jealous of this honourable supremacy, and affected to sneer at Hadleyburg's pride in it and call it vanity; but all the same they were obliged to acknowledge that Hadleyburg was in reality an incorruptible town; and if pressed they would also acknowledge that the mere fact that a young man hailed from Hadleyburg was all the recommendation he needed when he went forth from his natal town to seek for responsible employment.

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

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The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

A superb short story set in the fictional town of Hadleyburg, famous for the honesty and sincerity of its citizens. Events take an unexpected turn when a mysterious stranger, Robert Preston, arrives in town carrying a sack of gold. The story reveals how the apparently earnest people lie and deceive each other in order to claim the gold but end up revealing their true colours. A must-read!

The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Short Works

The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Short Works

This collection of lesser-known gems by Mark Twain pokes fun at small town hypocrisy in fictional Hadleyburg, which prides itself on its long untarnished tradition of incorruptible citizens.

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Webster's Korean Thesaurus Edition)

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Webster's Korean Thesaurus Edition)

Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Korean, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.

Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

A superb short story set in the fictional town of Hadleyburg, famous for the honesty and sincerity of its citizens. Events take an unexpected turn when a mysterious stranger, Robert Preston, arrives in town carrying a sack of gold. The story reveals how the apparently earnest people lie and deceive each other in order to claim the gold but end up revealing their true colours. A must-read!

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Those Extraordinary Twins ; The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg

Pudd'nhead Wilson

Hoping to ensure a better life for her child, a young slave woman exchanges her light-skinned baby for her master's.

Mark Twain Collection - the Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Th

Mark Twain Collection - the Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories and Th

Curl up with a collection of stories from the pen of one of the masters of American fiction and humor writing. This carefully curated volume of Twain's short stories represents a cross-section of some the author's finest work, including the title piece, which follows a stranger's plot to corrupt a purportedly honest community. The title story is Twain's darkly fantastic take on religion, reality, and the meaning of life. It takes place in 1590 in the remote Austrian village of Eseldorf, where few young boys greet an unexpected visitor: an angel named Satan. Among the six other stories included are "A Fable," "Hunting the Deceiful Turkey," and "The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm."

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

And The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County

Two classic short stories by Twain; one about the jumping frog that was fed buckshot as a contest handicap, the second about a man who vowed to get even with a town that had mistreated him.