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The Diaries of Adam and Eve, 1904-1906

The Diaries of Adam and Eve, 1904-1906( )
Contribution by: Fishkin, Shelley Fisher
As told to: Skandera-Trombley, Laura E.
Introduction by: Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author: Twain, Mark
Series title:The Oxford Mark Twain Ser.
Publication Date:Dec 1996
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $22.00
Book Description:

These witty and whimsical diaries reflect both Twain's belief in women's equality and his irreverent views of conventional religion. Extracts from Adam's Diary was published first, in 1904 with Fred Strothmann's humorous cartoons of supposedly ancient stone carvings on every left-hand page.Here Twain has a field day with the story of Adam and Eve, playfully placing the Garden of Eden at Niagara Falls, "the honeymoon capital of the world." A companion piece, Eve's Diary was published in...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.56 x 8.75 x 0.917 Inches
Book Weight:1.276 Pounds
Author Biography
Twain, Mark (Contribution by)
Shelley Fisher Fishkin received her B.A. from Yale College. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. at Yale University. She taught American Studies and English at the University of Texas from 1985 to 2003, and was Chair of the Department of American Studies. Since 2003 she has been a professor at the English Department of Stanford University. She has been awarded an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, was a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Japan and was the winner of a Harry H. Ransom Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Texas.

Much of her work is focused on Mark Twain but she has also published works on writers such as Frederick Douglass and Theodore Dreiser. Her research interests have lead her to focus on the influence of African American voices on American literature. Dr. Fishkin is the author, editor or co-editor of over forty books and has published over eighty articles and reviews. Her book Was Huck Black? Mark Twain and African-American Voices was selected as an "Outstanding Academic Book" by Choice in 1993.


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