Mark Twain, 'The Mysterious Stranger and other Stories,' a Signet Classic, published by The New American Library, 1962. Stated fifth printing.
The Mysterious Stranger and other Stories is a 253 page paperback measuring 7" x 4 1/4". The cover has light creases and surface wear. Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is tight. The condition is very good.
The Mysterious Stranger is that rarity in the work of Mark Twain--a novelette in which the author turns his sardonic, free-wheeling wit to the problem of Eternal Evil in a distant time and place. In the other eight stories presented here Twain debunks his Gilded Age; he ransacks the back yards of daily life and fable to find his notorious, sometimes preposterous, metaphors. He is as apt to deal with the great minds of the law hunting a wayward elephant as a man who has a bank-note no one can cash.