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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Library (January 1, 1904)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002XITYZO
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #212,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I loved this and Eve's Diary.
Obsidian Blue
It is short, and if you only have a short time to read something, this might be for you.
Louie Louie
That being said, "Extracts.." is a funny, short, irreverant read.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Louie Louie on March 3, 2010
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I love Mark Twain's take on religious stories. This diary of Adam tells Adam's feelings about all the things happening to him as the first man on the earth, particularly how he meets Eve and his troubles with her.

It is short, and if you only have a short time to read something, this might be for you. Funny. No, it's hilarious. It has the stamp of Mark Twain's humor all over it. And then you'll probably want to read it again sometime when you have another brief encounter with free time.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By DWD's Reviews VINE VOICE on May 6, 2009
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Extract from Adam's Diary is one of two diaries that Twain made in different short stories. They are often paired together, but not in this edition.

That being said, "Extracts.." is a funny, short, irreverant read. It's less of a commentary on God and the story of creation and more the story about the foibles of men and women.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Adriana in Los Angeles on February 17, 2011
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When I got my Android phone, one of the first things I did was download the Kindle app and then go in search of free Kindle books. I had read a few books and short stories by Mark Twain before, but I was unfamiliar with this one. I'm glad I stumbled on it, because it is one of the funniest things I have ever read. I was actually laughing out loud as I read it. It is a funny but honest commentary on the differences between men and women, still true even though it has been over 100 years since it was written.

I highly recommend it for anyone with an hour to kill who wants a good laugh.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ronald W. Maron on January 1, 2012
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Mark Twain is, well, Mark Twain. Always irreverent, entertaining and humorous. He makes us take a look at parts of our lives that we have always taken for granted and flushes them out of our subconcious. Adam's Diary is no exception. If the original family, indeed, did exist, this, to me, is a more rational view of their encounters than the pallid tale found in Genesis. Like present day relationships, Adam and Eve have a hard time understanding one another. Both do things that the other considers to be 'completely off-the-wall' and with the advent of children the misunderstanding becomes even more polarized.

If you enjoy a good short satire, this diary is for you. Be prepared for a lot of giggles and a few hearty laughs.......
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Damian P. Gadal VINE VOICE on March 24, 2011
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Twain had a gift for telling stories, and what great subject matter he picked. The beginning of the world as told by Adam... Very Funny!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By robert ryan on December 27, 2012
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Hilarious. It could have been written today. A perfect demonstration that human nature (which Twain zeroes in on) never changes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Valeria on November 29, 2012
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A very funny view of the garden of Eden in just a few pages. I could read it over and over again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Terry Newcomb on July 4, 2012
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How did I get to be over 50 before I finally read this? Most Mark Twain writings are longer, but none of them made me laugh more than this one.
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