The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories (Annotated) (Paperback)
Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories by Mark Twain.This book contains a historical context, where past events or the study and narration of these events are examined. The historical context refers to the circumstances and incidents surrounding an event. This context is formed by everything that, in some way, influences the event when it happens. A fact is always tied to its time: that is, to its time. Therefore, when analyzing events that took place tens, hundreds or thousands of years ago, it is essential to know the historical context to understand them. Otherwise, we would be analyzing and judging what happened in a totally different era with a current perspective.In his later years, Mark Twain had become a respected literary figure whose views were widely sought by the press. He had also suffered a series of painful physical, financial and emotional losses.The Mysterious Stranger, published posthumously in 1916 and pertaining to Twain's "dark" period, belies the popular image of the affable American humorist. In this anti-religious tale, Twain denies the existence of a benign Providence, a soul, a future life, and even reality itself. As the Stranger states in the story, "nothing exists; everything is a dream.