Eve's Diary (Illustrated and with a short bio of the author)

Eve's Diary (Illustrated and with a short bio of the author)

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Overview

Eve's Diary is a comic short story by Mark Twain. It was first published in the 1905 Christmas issue of the magazine Harper's Bazaar, and in book format in June 1906 by Harper and Brothers publishing house. It is written in the style of a diary kept by the first woman in the Judeao-Christian creation story, Eve, and is claimed to be "translated from the original MS." The "plot" of this novel is the first-person account of Eve from her creation up to her burial by, her mate, Adam, including meeting and getting to know Adam, and exploring the world around her, Eden.
The story then jumps 40 years into the future after the Fall and expulsion from Eden. It is one of a series of books Twain wrote concerning the story of Adam and Eve, including 'Extracts from Adam's Diary,' 'That Day In Eden,' 'Eve Speaks,' 'Adam's Soliloquy,' and the 'Autobiography of Eve.' Eve's Diary has a lighter tone than the others in the series, as Eve has a strong appreciation for beauty and love. The book may have been written as a posthumous love-letter to Mark Twain's wife Olivia Langdon Clemens, or Livy, who died in June 1904, just before the story was written. Mark Twain is quoted as saying, "Eve's Diary is finished — I've been waiting for her to speak, but she doesn't say anything more." The story ends with Adam's speaking at Eve's grave, "Wherever she was, there was Eden."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013400276
Publisher: Ancient Wisdom Publications
Publication date: 09/25/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 90
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Mark Twain is considered by many as the father of American Literature was an author, journalist. He is most famous for his works of "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn".

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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Eve's Diary 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
CorkyGW More than 1 year ago
A bit on the "know it all" side for a gifted and talented writer to say thus and so about Adam and Eve. I enjoyed the book and could not put it down until the last paragraph and period.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...even Eve would agree. But don't read it from a modern-day work, take it from Eve, who started it all - with a little help. Every woman should read this book. And if you don't cry and love your husband more at the end, appreciating him for all his god-given foibles, there is something wrong with you. Bravo to Mark Twain and his imagination.
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This is a well thougth out book that really funny
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as humorous perhaps as Adam's Diary, but great all the same. And if you know THE APPLE TREE you'll discover the source for "What Makes Me Love Him?" in these pages.
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This is a discrace to people who believe in science and the auther is not descripdive.
TwainFanTX More than 1 year ago
Do plan on lots of time on the phone, resetting and reloading your nook, then you still won't be able to read it. This ebook won't load on the Nook, and they most certainly are not going to give a refund!