Letters From the Earth

Letters From the Earth

Book - 1962
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"I have told you nothing about man that is not true." You must pardon me if I repeat that remark now and then in these letters; I want you to take seriously the things I am telling you, and I feel that if I were in your place and you in mine, I should need that reminder from time to time, to keep my credulity from flagging.

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.

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, [1962]
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780060518653
9780060921057
0060921056
Characteristics: ix, 303 p. 22 cm
Additional Contributors: De Voto, Bernard 1897-1955
Call Number: 817 TWA

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