Rucker, Mary E.
January 1977
Studies in Short Fiction;Winter77, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Explores the concept of moralism and determinism in the short story 'The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,' by Mark Twain. Use of training in honesty and stranger's machinations as deterministic forces in the story; Assertion of Twain on absolute determinism; Capacity of the characters in the story to make moral distinctions and freedom to act in accordance with those distinctions.


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