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The Diaries of Adam & Eve (Literary Classics)

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In this witty, charming work Mark Twain retells the Garden of Eden story in the first person, presenting the separate perspectives in diary form of the legendary father and mother of the human race. In Twain's version Adam comes across as the original couch potato, grumpily uninterested at first in the new long-haired creature with the different shape who keeps pestering him with her new ideas. Eve, by contrast, is the talkative, ever-curious experimenter whose inquisitive nature prompts her to name all the animals in the garden and leads her to the discovery of fire, among other things. Cain and Abel also make brief appearances as squawking infants whom Adam largely ignores while Eve does all the hard work of child-rearing. It doesn't dawn on him till they are almost full-grown that these puzzling new creatures are his children.

This is a funny and touching retelling of the age-old myth, full of Twain's sarcastic humor, incisive intelligence, and subtle touches of pathos for the foibles of human nature.

Product Specifications

Author
Mark Twain
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brand: Prometheus Books
EAN
9781573928274
EANList
  • 9781573928274
Feature
Used Book in Good Condition
ISBN
1573928275
ItemDimensions
  • 830 hundredths-inches
  • 540 hundredths-inches
  • 0.58 Pounds
  • 40 hundredths-inches
Label
Prometheus Books
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Prometheus Books
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
199
PackageDimensions
  • 50 hundredths-inches
  • 820 hundredths-inches
  • 45 Hundredths Pounds
  • 530 hundredths-inches
PackageQuantity
1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2000-05-01
Publisher
Prometheus Books
ReleaseDate
2000-05-01
Studio
Prometheus Books
Title
The Diaries of Adam & Eve (Literary Classics)
isbn-13-20
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