Diaries of Adam and Eve

Diaries of Adam and Eve

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"Good deal of fog this morning. I do not go out in the fog myself," notes Adam in his diary, adding, "The new creature does. It goes out in all weathers. And talks. It used to be so pleasant and quiet here." Adam has a lot to learn about Eve, and even more from her, as she names the animals, discovers fire, and introduces all manner of innovations to their garden home. Mark Twain's "translation" of the diaries of the first man and woman offers a humorous "he said/she said" narrative of biblical events. The great American storyteller found comfort and inspiration in the company of women, and his irreverent look at conventional religion is also a thoughtful -- and humorous -- argument for gender equality. In addition to the tales from Eden, this collection features five short stories: "The $30,000 Bequest," "Was It Heaven? Or Hell?" "Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale," "The Californian's Tale," and "A Monument to Adam."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 150 x 212 x 8mm | 140.61g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486460304
  • 9780486460307
  • 136,627

About Twain

After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations.show more

Table of contents

Extracts from Adam's DiaryEve's DiaryThe $30,000 BequestWas It Heaven? Or Hell?Edward Mills and George Benton: A TaleThe California's TaleA Monument to Adamshow more

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