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Letters from the earth

Author: Mark Twain; Bernard De Voto; Henry Nash Smith
Publisher: New York : Perennial Library, Harper & Row Publishers, 1974. ©1962
Series: Perennial Library, P331.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : English : First Perennial Library editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Sketches and pieces from Twain's lesser known works. First prepared in 1939 by Bernard DeVoto and now presented with his notes and introduction.
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Genre/Form: Satirical literature
Humor
Fiction
Named Person: Adam, (Biblical figure); Eve, (Biblical figure); Adam, (Biblical figure); Eve, (Biblical figure)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Bernard De Voto; Henry Nash Smith
ISBN: 0060803312 9780060803315
OCLC Number: 2387127
Description: 240 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Letters from the earth --
Papers of the Adam family : Extract from Methuselah's diary ; A later extract from Methuselah's diary ; Extract from Eve's autobiography ; Passage from Eve's autobiography ; The world in the year 920 after creation ; Two fragments from a suppressed book called "Glances at history" or "Outlines of history" ; Extract from Shem's diary of 920 A.C. --
Letter to the earth --
Letter to the earth --
Cat-tale --
Cooper's prose style --
Official report to the I.I.A.S. --
Gorky incident --
Simplified spelling --
Something about repentance --
From an English notebook --
From the manuscript of "A tramp abroad" --
From unfinished burlesque of books on etiquette --
Damned human race --
Great dark.
Series Title: Perennial Library, P331.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard DeVoto ; with a preface by Henry Nash Smith.

Abstract:

Sketches and pieces from Twain's lesser known works. First prepared in 1939 by Bernard DeVoto and now presented with his notes and introduction.

"In Letters from the Earth, Twain presents himself as the Father of History -- reviewing and interpreting events from the Garden of Eden through the Fall and the Flood, translating the papers of Adam and his descendants through the generations. First published fifty years after his death, this eclectic collection is vintage Twain: sharp, witty, imaginative, complex, and wildly funny."--Publisher.

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