Teaching Mark Twain’s “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg”

Jocelyn’s Slides

The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg (Harpers, December 1899)

Example Writing Prompts

(Possibly Apocryphal) Hadleyburgs

Fredonia, NY

Oberlin, OH


Graphic Novel by Wander Antunes (Simon & Schuster, November 2023)

The Small Town by Xu Xinhua (Jiangsua Huai Opera Company, 2016)

Audiobook (Blackstone, 2004)

TV Movie by Mark Harris (PBS, 1980)

Radio Play by Sam Dann (CBS Radio Mystery Theater, 1976)

“The Man Who Demoralized Hadleyburg” by Zkislaw Skowronski (Theatre Macabre, 1971 [First Aired In Poland, 1967])

TV Movie by Dale Wasserman (NBC, 1955)

The Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan (1885)

Original US Run (1885-1886)

Clemens Family Attended Final NYC Performance on April 17, 1886

“The Criminal Cried” (Song Upon Which Hadleyburg Chants Based)

Topsy-Turvy by Mike Leigh (1999)

“How To Tell A Story” (Youth’s Companion, 1895)