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The Diary of Adam and Eve

The Diary of Adam and Eve

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by Mark Twain

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This is a delightful sampling of the timeless wit and fertile imagination of Mark Twain, who pictures the first couple as they find themselves trapped in paradise.


This is a delightful sampling of the timeless wit and fertile imagination of Mark Twain, who pictures the first couple as they find themselves trapped in paradise.

Product Details

Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
Modern Library Mini Series
Edition description:
1996 Modern Library ed
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.01(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist noted for the novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (which has been called "The Great American Novel") and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, among many other books. Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, and he spent time as a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before finding fame as a writer.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
November 30, 1835
Date of Death:
April 21, 1910
Place of Birth:
Florida, Missouri
Place of Death:
Redding, Connecticut

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Diary of Adam and Eve 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
IAmy More than 1 year ago
I must confess…this is my first time reading Twain. Ever. I can hear the gasps of astonishment from here. Seriously though, you should know by now that I tend to just read what I like as far as book go. Perhaps I may or may not have mentioned before that I was a remedial student therefore not forced to ponder the literary classics like many other high school students. So while well aware of Twain this is my first time trying one of his books. I have to say I really enjoyed it and will be looking into other titles of his that might appeal to me. So if I’ve never been motivated to read Twain before now, why now? I do believe one of my reading challenges has a book by him as a requirement, but I can think of a couple of other items this title will help me check of on the lists as well. So I’m grateful that I took on the challenges because had I not I probably never would have given this book a try. I also chose to read Mr. Twain this week in honor of Banned Book Week for I am sure some religious zealot out there probably challenged this tongue in cheek interpretation of Adam and Eve’s time in the Garden of Eden. It is that very tongue in cheek attitude that Mr. Twain delivers in this compilation of several of his short stories and essays that made the book for me. I loved how both Adam and Eve are portrayed in such a modern light. Twain captures what any average American male would have though upon having this strange new long-haired creature thrust into his life. Then switches tone and delivers the events from Eve’s much more descriptive introspective interpretation of the world she finds herself in. We get to peek into each side’s POV of their lives in the garden and afterwards through some quite humorous diary entries that can turn sentimental almost on a dime and shocked me with how beautiful the passages I was reading were. Page 40 especially, brought tears to my eyes… So while being a fun satire it also was a sentimental piece as well and I now see how Twain has earned the admiration from so many over the years. I look forward to reading more of his work in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the funniest short reads I've ever found! Adam's take on 'this new creature' in the garden had me rolling! Eve's journal didn't move me as much, but that's because Twain makes us laugh at the way WE think, not the opposite sex we hardly understand. A great reminder in PC America that men and women ARE different and that's what makes us so terribly amusing to each other.