Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings
"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.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Letters from the Earth: Uncensored WritingsUser Review - Sean - Goodreads
A collection of unpublished writings from late in Twain's life. The story Letters from The Earth, his hilarious attack on religion, is wonderful. Most of the other stories, not so much. They're mostly fragments, and I had a hard time finding anything interesting about them. Read full review
Review: Letters from the Earth: Uncensored WritingsUser Review - Angel - Goodreads
Some parts of this book I laughed out loud at, others I had to Google because I had no clue what was going on. This is the first Mark Twain book I've read. I liked it but I found it entirely too easy to put it down and walk away from. Read full review