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.
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Review: Letters from the Earth: Uncensored WritingsUser Review - Caleb Narvaez - Goodreads
There were many things I liked about this book and a few things I didnt like. The extracts from Methuselah's diary were a little confusing and the final story "The Great Dark" started out slow and ... Read full review
Review: Letters from the Earth: Uncensored WritingsUser Review - John Benschoter - Goodreads
Twain at his cynical best skewers religion, particularly Christianity, and the ridiculous hypocrisy of mankind's creation of a god both "vengeful" and "loving." Read full review