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The Diaries of Adam and Eve (Annotated)

The Diaries of Adam and Eve (Annotated) [Kindle Edition]

Mark Twain , Ellen K. Gregory

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Long before the arrival of the serpent, conflict enters the Garden of Eden as Adam and Eve discover in each other a source of continual irritation. Through the light of their diaries, we learn of their halting progression from grudging adversaries to eventual partners. The Diaries of Adam and Eve is one of Mark Twain’s finest displays of wit and wisdom. A must-read for couples both young and old, it is a penetrating insight into the complex nature of the relationship between man and woman and of the forces which both repel and draw them together.

-This annotated edition features a literary critique by Ellen K. Gregory.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 119 KB
  • Print Length: 72 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Finisterra Books (4 Jan 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004LDM15Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #328,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mark Twain is the pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 - 1910). He was born and brought up in the American state of Missouri and, because of his father's death, he left school to earn his living when he was only twelve. He was a great adventurer and travelled round America as a printer; prospected for gold and set off for South America to earn his fortune. He returned to become a steam-boat pilot on the Mississippi River, close to where he had grown up. The Civil War put an end to steam-boating and Clemens briefly joined the Confederate army - although the rest of his family were Unionists! He had already tried his hand at newspaper reporting and now became a successful journalist. He started to use the alias Mark Twain during the Civil War and it was under this pen name that he became a famous travel writer. He took the name from his steam-boat days - it was the river pilots' cry to let their men know that the water was two fathoms deep.

Mark Twain was always nostalgic about his childhood and in 1876 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was published, based on his own experiences. The book was soon recognised as a work of genius and eight years later the sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, was published. The great writer Ernest Hemingway claimed that 'All modern literature stems from this one book.'

Mark Twain was soon famous all over the world. He made a fortune from writing and lost it on a typesetter he invented. He then made another fortune and lost it on a bad investment. He was an impulsive, hot-tempered man but was also quite sentimental and superstitious. He was born when Halley's Comet was passing the Earth and always believed he would die when it returned - this is exactly what happened.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Twain at his best 26 Aug 2013
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Sadly, no other writer, since or before, has ever succeeded at weaving sarcasm, sincerity and insightfulness in such a short span...
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4.0 out of 5 stars The best, funniest version of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus 10 Feb 2013
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This is a wonderfully funny book.

Mark Twain brings out the difference between men and women in the best, wittiest way. Adam especially is hilarious and you fall in love with him despite him taking up only 10% of the book and despite you being a woman and feeling like you really shouldn't like this hopeless oaf.

I found myself wishing there was a a hardcover of this book available at the local book store so that I could buy five of them and lend them all over the land.

Read it- its short and it will make your day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perennial delight 14 May 2014
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Only wish the short story was twice as long!
Last quote from Adam: "Where ever Eve was, Eden was there."
The never ending love story of our mythical founders ....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Twain on Love 15 Mar 2014
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Mark Twain is America's finest satirist. Both wise and wicked, his humor is honed by the truth. Take, for example, The Diaries of Adam and Eve, which Twain most certainly wrote as a posthumous love letter to his wife, Olivia. In the diaries Twain explores the mystery of love between a man and a woman, beginning with the first man and woman. Not surprisingly, little has changed since the Garden of Eden. Twain captures this first battle of the sexes with his signature humor--and with such accurate observation that his Adam and Eve could easily be mistaken for lovers of today. If you haven't read The Diaries of Adam and Eve, you should, and if you have read it, you should read it again. Twain's tribute to love is ageless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This side of Twain 9 Feb 2013
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This was required reading when I was in college and now able to re-read it again because of the lasting impression it had on me. It was funny the first time and venerate on it even more this time around. Twain's writing is jovial to begin with but reading Eve's thoughts is downright hilarious and sincere...this is the side of Twain I like to read!
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