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The Diary of Adam and Eve: and Other Adamic Stories (Hesperus Press)by Mark Twain
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'This new creature with the long hair is a good deal in the way. It is always hanging around and following me about. I don't like this; I am not used to company.' - ADAM
'All the week I tagged around after him and tried to get acquainted. I had to do the talking, because he was shy, but I didn't mind it. He seemed pleased to have me around.' - EVE
Description: Written in diary form, The Diary of Adam and Eve is an ingenious, witty and ultimately delightful retelling of the dawn of human creation with many a grain of truth for today's gender disputes.
Master storyteller Mark Twain hilariously recreates the very first days, portraying Adam as something of a recluse, and a man who is ill prepared for the arrival of Eve, a talkative, emotional and highly charged female. Yet, in time, and after many moments of conflict, they begin to learn to live together and come to realise that men and women can, in fact, exist in harmony.
Hesperus Press, as suggested by their Latin motto, Et remotissima prope, is dedicated to bringing near what is far--far both in space and time. Works by illustrious authors, often unjustly neglected or simply little known in the English-speaking world, are made accessible through a completely fresh editorial approach or new translations. Through these short classic works, which feature forewords by leading contemporary authors, the modern reader will be introduced to the greatest writers of Europe and America. An elegantly designed series of exceptional books. Written in diary form, this first single-volume edition of Mark Twain's complete writings on Adam and Eve is an ingenious, witty, and delightful retelling of the dawn of human creation. In The Diary of Adam and Eve, master storyteller Mark Twain hilariously recreates the very first days of Creation. Adam, portrayed by Twain as something of a recluse, is a man ill-prepared for the arrival of Eve, a talkative, emotional, highly charged female. Yet, in time, and after many a conflict, they gradually learn to live together, realizing that men and women can, in fact, exist in harmony. It is presented here with six additional pieces creating a unique omnibus of Twain's Adamic tales.
The first single-volume edition of Twain's complete writings on Adam and Eve, with a foreword by John Updike. Written in diary form, it is an ingenious, witty and ultimately delightful retelling of the dawn of human creation with many a grain of truth for today's gender disputes!
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