Eve's Diary

Eve's Diary

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by Mark Twain
     
 

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A companion piece to Extracts from Adam's Diary, Eve's Dairy was published in 1906 with the stunning illustrations of Lester Ralph. The Quiet Vision copy of this book includes all 50 plus illustraions from the original.

Eve's Diary is viewed by many as a humorous love story, but also can be viewed as an eulogy to his deceased wife

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A companion piece to Extracts from Adam's Diary, Eve's Dairy was published in 1906 with the stunning illustrations of Lester Ralph. The Quiet Vision copy of this book includes all 50 plus illustraions from the original.

Eve's Diary is viewed by many as a humorous love story, but also can be viewed as an eulogy to his deceased wife Olivia.

This work along with Extracts from Adam's Diary are unique among Twain's work in that the illustrations are of equal importance to the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494807368
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
12/27/2013
Pages:
54
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.11(d)

Meet the Author

Mark Twain (1835 -1910) was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling. He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility. Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".

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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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