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 - Grayson Van beuren - Goodreads
Very enjoyable selection of short (mostly posthumously published and unfinished) works by Twain. The review printed on the back suggests that the titular piece is the book's high point, but I disagree ... Read full review
Review: Letters from the Earth: Uncensored WritingsUser Review - Craig Shields - Goodreads
This is a posthumous collection of Twain's writings. I was completely enamored of his wit, humor, and intellect. Favorite parts include: Satan's fictional dispatches from Earth to Heaven, notes on ... Read full review