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I've not read this Twain story. Sounds like a good one. I think Twain delighted in writing stories about tricking people into revealing their true colors.


I am pretty sure it is online somewhere (maybe several places). I don't know much about Twain (very bad of me that I have only read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn...), but certainly in this case Twain does exactly that!


I have read shamefully little of Mark Twain. I listened to Huck Finn (so much easier than trying to read all that dialect!) and I own a copy of A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court that I keep promising myself I'll get around to (you know how that goes...). This sounds really good, and something I'd be interested to read.


That's a good idea to listen to him on audio--I'll have to keep that in mind. I really should at the very least read Huck Finn--I got it wrong in my reply to Stefanie--I have only read Tom Sawyer, which was good, but I think he's better known for Huck Finn. I did very much enjoy this novella however!

Deena M.

Wow. Why have I not read this before? I've been a fan since Huck Finn and "Hadleyberg" seems quite fascinating as a study of human virtue and self righteousness.

Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention.


It was very good--I love these little Melville House novellas--I'm discovering lots of new books, too. I was not familiar with it before either, though I've read pitifully little of Twain's work. Definitely one to look for, I think--especially if you are already a fan!

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