The Mysterious Stranger - Mark Twain

The Mysterious Stranger

By Mark Twain

  • Release Date: 1911-01-01
  • Genre: Horror
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 186 Ratings)


Here's a Mark Twain story that's very unlike those he became famous for, but when I read it back in Catholic high school, it left a deep impression. It concerns the deeply religious residents of a small village in Austria during the late sixteenth century, and what happened to several of them when a strange man began to visit their insulated homeland. There's little of Twain's humor here; this is a horror story, a parable. . . and a warning.