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The Bible According to Mark Twain: Irreverent Writings on Eden, Heaven, and the Flood by America's Master Satirist

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Publisher Comments:

In this brilliant and hilarious compilation of essays, letters, diaries, and excerpts — some never before published — Mark Twain takes on Heaven and Hell, sinners and saints and showcases his own unique approach to the Holy Scriptures including:
  • Adams and Eve's divergent accounts of their domestic troubles
  • Satan's take on our concept of the afterlife
  • Methuselah's discussion of an ancient version of baseball
  • Advice on how to dress and tip properly in heaven
Behind the humor of these pieces, readers will see Twain's serious thoughts on the relationship between God and man, biblical inconsistencies, Darwinism, science, and the impact of technology on religious beliefs. The Bible According to Mark Twain is vintage Twain and is sure to surprise, delight, and perhaps shock modern readers.

Review:

"A fascinating panoply of wit, satire, farce, fantasy, lyricism, heresy, the sardonic, and the controversial." Booklist

Review:

"The Bible According to Mark Twain captures the confounding spirit of Samuel Clemens and reminds us there's hardly a fundamental issue about which he's not willing to stir up trouble, even in the afterlife, whose possibility he said he was willing to entertain." Indianapolis Star

Synopsis:

An indispensable and provocative compilation of witty essays dealing with Biblical stories and their inconsistencies from America’s master satirist, Mark Twain.

The Bible According to Mark Twain is a selection of essays spanning forty years of his writing career, which touch on and satirize stories and figures from the Bible. In his characteristic style, Twain illustrates the inherent comedy and inconsistencies found within Holy Scripture, simultaneously entertaining and provoking questions about man’s place in the world and his relationship with God. An important installment in the Twain canon, this book is perfect for fans of America’s master satirist.

Synopsis:

Behind the humor of these pieces, readers will see Twain's serious thoughts on the relationship between God and Man, biblical inconsistencies, Darwinism, science, and the impact of technology on religious beliefs. "A fascinating panoply of wit, satire, farce, fantasy, lyricism, heresy, the sardonic, and the controversial".--Patricia Hassler, Booklist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684824390
Editor:
Baetzhold, Howard G.
Editor:
McCullough, Joseph B.
Editor:
McCullough, Joseph B.
Author:
McCullough, Joseph B.
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Baetzhold, Howard G.
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
American
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
Twain, mark, 1835-1910
Subject:
Quotations, American
Subject:
Essays - Single Authors
Subject:
Religion -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
16-17
Publication Date:
December 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.81 oz

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Product details 416 pages Touchstone Books - English 9780684824390 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A fascinating panoply of wit, satire, farce, fantasy, lyricism, heresy, the sardonic, and the controversial."
"Review" by , "The Bible According to Mark Twain captures the confounding spirit of Samuel Clemens and reminds us there's hardly a fundamental issue about which he's not willing to stir up trouble, even in the afterlife, whose possibility he said he was willing to entertain."
"Synopsis" by , An indispensable and provocative compilation of witty essays dealing with Biblical stories and their inconsistencies from America’s master satirist, Mark Twain.

The Bible According to Mark Twain is a selection of essays spanning forty years of his writing career, which touch on and satirize stories and figures from the Bible. In his characteristic style, Twain illustrates the inherent comedy and inconsistencies found within Holy Scripture, simultaneously entertaining and provoking questions about man’s place in the world and his relationship with God. An important installment in the Twain canon, this book is perfect for fans of America’s master satirist.

"Synopsis" by , Behind the humor of these pieces, readers will see Twain's serious thoughts on the relationship between God and Man, biblical inconsistencies, Darwinism, science, and the impact of technology on religious beliefs. "A fascinating panoply of wit, satire, farce, fantasy, lyricism, heresy, the sardonic, and the controversial".--Patricia Hassler, Booklist.
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