For being such a short story (just 675 locations on my Kindle) I found The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg to be a slow, fairly tedious morality story that just did not do it for me. Disappointing because I have just read two Twain essays that I enjoyed thoroughly for their sarcasm and wit. This one was, in the end, just a story with about as much humor and interest for me as The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry. A morality play, nothing more, nothing less.
|Mark Twain (1835-1910)|
I rate this short story 3 stars out of a possible 5 stars.
It can be found on Amazon.com here: The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg.
Reviewed July 12, 2010.