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The Resource Letters from the earth : uncensored writings, Mark Twain ; edited by Bernard DeVoto

Letters from the earth : uncensored writings, Mark Twain ; edited by Bernard DeVoto

Label
Letters from the earth : uncensored writings
Title
Letters from the earth
Title remainder
uncensored writings
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain ; edited by Bernard DeVoto
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Dewey number
818/.409
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1302
LC item number
.D43 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1897-1955
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De Voto, Bernard
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  • Twain, Mark
  • American wit and humor
  • Wit and humor
  • American letters
  • American wit and humor
  • United States
Label
Letters from the earth : uncensored writings, Mark Twain ; edited by Bernard DeVoto
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1962
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [319])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Henry Nash Smith. -- Letters from the Earth. -- Papers of the Adam family: Extract from Methuselah's diary ; A later extract from Methuselah's diary ; Extract from Eve's autobiography ; Passage from Eve's autobiography ; The world in the year 920 after creation ; Two fragments from a suppressed book called "Glances at history" or "Outlines of history" ; Extract from Shem's diary of 920 A.C. -- Letter to the Earth. -- A cat-tale. -- Cooper's prose style. -- Official report to the I.I.A.S. -- The Gorky incident. -- Simplified spelling. -- Something about repentance. -- From an English notebook: The Albert Memorial ; Old Saint Paul's ; The British Museum. -- From the manuscript of "A tramp abroad": the French and the Comanches. -- From an unfinished burlesque of books on etiquette: At the funeral ; At a fire ; Visiting cards. -- The damned human race: Was the world made for man? ; In the animals' court ; Zola's La terre ; The intelligence of God ; The lowest animal. -- The great dark
Control code
902099
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Perennial Classics edition
Extent
ix, 317, [2] pages
Isbn
9780060518653
Lccn
2004043353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 902099
  • (OCoLC)54446356
Label
Letters from the earth : uncensored writings, Mark Twain ; edited by Bernard DeVoto
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1962
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [319])
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Henry Nash Smith. -- Letters from the Earth. -- Papers of the Adam family: Extract from Methuselah's diary ; A later extract from Methuselah's diary ; Extract from Eve's autobiography ; Passage from Eve's autobiography ; The world in the year 920 after creation ; Two fragments from a suppressed book called "Glances at history" or "Outlines of history" ; Extract from Shem's diary of 920 A.C. -- Letter to the Earth. -- A cat-tale. -- Cooper's prose style. -- Official report to the I.I.A.S. -- The Gorky incident. -- Simplified spelling. -- Something about repentance. -- From an English notebook: The Albert Memorial ; Old Saint Paul's ; The British Museum. -- From the manuscript of "A tramp abroad": the French and the Comanches. -- From an unfinished burlesque of books on etiquette: At the funeral ; At a fire ; Visiting cards. -- The damned human race: Was the world made for man? ; In the animals' court ; Zola's La terre ; The intelligence of God ; The lowest animal. -- The great dark
Control code
902099
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Perennial Classics edition
Extent
ix, 317, [2] pages
Isbn
9780060518653
Lccn
2004043353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 902099
  • (OCoLC)54446356

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