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DIARIES OF ADAM & EVE Paperback – January 15, 2002
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"The sort of book that makes for deeply satisfying reading... one of the great love stories of all time." --The Mark Twain Forum, January 1999
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From the unflinching stubborn "maleness" of Adam to the innocent yet knowing Eve, this book is an amazing testement of Twain's love for his ailing wife. It was her persuasion that led him to write the sweetly naive character of Eve. The gentleness of the work is very touching and may be a surprise for people who think that Twain was just a tetchy grown-up Tom Sawyer. Adam and Eve both have equal say in various "experiments" in their new world and their wonderful differing interpretations of shared events make the characters pop off of the page and into your soul.
I would also recommend the audio version of this book as read by Mandy Patinkin, Betty Buckley, and Walter Cronkite. The true musical nature of the text and the spirit of Twain's words really come to life in a spoken format and may move you to tears.
I mention this because a high school student recently inquired with me about Twain's views on religion, and thought that these diaries might shed some light in his beliefs. While I encouraged her to read or listen to Twain's account, simply because of the beauty of the story, I don't think they shed much light on Twain's religious views.
I did find it interesting that Twain's Adam and Eve barely mention God at all. Perhaps that is a notable observation on his views of religion after all.
Twain's tender observations on the nature of men, women and love is what makes this a moving tale. Walter Cronkite's commentary at the end makes one appreciate the story even more.
I read this book with my wife and she was laughing too. Then I lent it to a friend. He read it and passed it on to his wife.
I read Mark Twain on high school, and time only makes it better.
Now I'm after "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn".
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This is apparently somewhat based on Mark Twain's life. Takes a lot of liberties with the original story but is well written and very funny.Published 1 month ago by Marlin
I didn't realize that Twain was a feminist writer till now. He could have entitled this "All About Eve" (anachronistically) had that title not already been taken. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nightrider
Maybe his absolute best..
all women are surprised he could possibly know EXACTLY how they feel.
To me, this is the very best short story Mark Twain wrote. It had everything in it, humor, a little romance, a very touching, heart warming story. You laugh and you cry. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Susannah Master
This book is completely made up and leads people think that these are the first two people on earth? They are just bickering and hateful, full of ugly thoughts towards each other! Read morePublished 8 months ago by ReformedGirls
Excellent seller! Super fast shipping! Highly recommended! Thank You!Published 8 months ago by Beverly G. Moreau
it was fun, funny, great boot to read. I picked it up and couldn't let it down till I finished it.
it was lots of fun :)
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so true to life... I found it funny.... my wife got annoyed.... maybe she saw herselfPublished 10 months ago by Campbell1951
Charming retelling of the classic stone soup tale. The Cajun setting is refreshing and MS Devine brings the characters to life with her voices. This is a very short book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by lulu