The Mysterious StrangerBook - 1995
The Mysterious Stranger , published posthumously in 1916 and belonging to Twain's "dark" period, belies the popular image of the affable American humorist. At the time this work was written, Twain had suffered a series of painful physical, economic, and emotional losses. In this antireligious tale, he 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."
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1995.
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 121 p. ; 22 cm.