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Extract From Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

Extract From Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Mark Twain
 

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The last story published by Twain, in 1909, tells of Captain Elias Stormfield's journey to heaven and his experiences there.  This irreverent satire punctures conventional religious views of the afterlife and delivers a sharp critique of so-called human virtues—which are often humanity’s own vanities in disguise.

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The last story published by Twain, in 1909, tells of Captain Elias Stormfield's journey to heaven and his experiences there.  This irreverent satire punctures conventional religious views of the afterlife and delivers a sharp critique of so-called human virtues—which are often humanity’s own vanities in disguise.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411436787
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
75
File size:
152 KB

Meet the Author


Mark Twain (1835-1910), born Samuel Langhorne Clemens, is said to be America’s greatest humorist. William Faulkner called him the father of American literature. Ernest Hemmingway added, “all modern American literature stems from one book by Mark Twain.” He was referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.    

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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Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Considering the author's time period, in contrast to current day idiotic religious fanatism, Mark Twain's treatise displays more logic and reason for the hereafter than anything I've ever heard in any church sermon. And, unlike most sermons, it was thankfully brief. ––---------LME
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An idea universally pondered, i rather enjoyed mr twain's interpretation of heaven
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