Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Paperback)

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Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Paperback)

By Mark Twain, Wander Antunes (Adapted by)


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The "most honest town" in America is tempted by a mysterious stranger in this graphic novel adaptation of Mark Twain's short story.

Bankrupt and alone in Europe after a series of bad business deals, Mark Twain has lost his faith in humanity. It is under these conditions he puts pen to paper with the question: Is something incorruptible if it has not been tested?

Welcome to Hadleyburg, a small American town that calls itself the “Most Honest in America.” One day, a stranger arrives, telling the townsfolk he wants to reward the person who helped him when he was down on his luck. He presents one of the townsfolk with a bag and a letter that explains its contents - $40,000 to the stranger’s mysterious benefactor, if only they can prove themselves by reciting the words that turned his life around!

But the stranger has ulterior motives! Having once been wronged by the people of Hadleyburg, he has returned to put their “honesty” to the test. Will the people of the town give in to their greed? Will their virtue stand?

Adapted from Mark Twain’s short story of the same name originally published in Harper’s Monthly in 1899.
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was praised as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced", and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature".

Brazilian comics creator Wander Antunes devoted himself to comics, his true passion, after a long career in advertising and film. He has won several international prizes, including awards from Chambéry International Comics Festival and the Moulins BD Festival.
Product Details ISBN: 9781643378336
ISBN-10: 1643378333
Publisher: Life Drawn
Publication Date: November 21st, 2023
Pages: 88
Language: English