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"In Letters from the Earth, Twain presents himself as the Father of History -- reviewing and interpreting events from the Garden of Eden through the Fall and the Flood, translating the papers of Adam and his descendants through the generations. First published fifty years after his death, this eclectic collection is vintage Twain: sharp, witty, imaginative, complex, and wildly funny." -- From Amazon.com.

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Dansville Public Library 817 TWA (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9780060518653
  • ISBN: 0060518650
  • Physical Description: viii, 240 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Mattituck, N.Y. : Amereon House, 1962.

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Includes bibliographical references (page 240).
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Preface / Henry Nash Smith -- Letters from the Earth -- Papers of the Adam Family: Extract from Methuselah's diary, A later extract from Methuselah's diary, Extract from Eve's autobiography, Passage from Eve's autobiography, The world in the year 920 after creation, Two fragments from a suppressed book called "Glances at History" or "Outlines of History", Extract from Shem's diary of 920 A.C. -- Letter to the earth -- A cat-tale -- Cooper's prose style -- Official report to the I.I.A.S. -- The Gorky incident -- Simplified spelling -- Something about repentance -- From a English notebook: The Albert Memorial, Old Saint Paul's, The British Museum -- From the manuscript of "A Tramp Abroad": the French and the Comanches -- From an unfinished Burlesque of books on etiquette: At the funeral, At a fire, Visiting cards -- The damed human race: Was the world made for man?, In the animals' court, Zola's "La Terre", The intelligence of God, The lowest animal -- The great dark.
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"In Letters from the Earth, Twain presents himself as the Father of History -- reviewing and interpreting events from the Garden of Eden through the Fall and the Flood, translating the papers of Adam and his descendants through the generations. First published fifty years after his death, this eclectic collection is vintage Twain: sharp, witty, imaginative, complex, and wildly funny." -- From Amazon.com.
Subject: Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
American wit and humor.
Satire, American.


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