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by Howard G. Baetzhold,Joseph B. McCullough,Mark Twain
He is the author of Mark Twain & John Bull: The British Connection (Indiana University Press, 1970. Joseph B. McCullough is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Mark Twain is still funny even after a century. Sometimes sweet and sentimental, sometimes indignant and scornful, the book contains a lot of Twain's unfinished work it is better to live outside the Garden with than inside it without he.
If you love Mark Twain then you will not be disappointed in this book. His humor is second to none and shines through the book
If you love Mark Twain then you will not be disappointed in this book. His humor is second to none and shines through the book. Twain skewers the Bible, but you need to leave it to yourself to determine if he is correct or not. However, he will give you food for thought. Whether you agree or disagree with him, this book is worth a read.
From Twain scholars Baetzhold (Butler Univ. McCullough is Professor of English at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
From Twain scholars Baetzhold (Butler Univ. and McCullough (Elmira College Center): an omnibus of Twain's skeptical writings, mostly fiction, about the Bible, Darwin, and evolution, along with. Библиографические данные.
Howard G. Baetzhold and Joseph B. McCullough (ed. The Bible According to Mark Twain: Writings on Heaven, Eden, and the Flood. Athens and London: University of Georgia Press, 1995. Pp. xxiv + 384. Cloth, 6-1/2" x 9-5/8". mil U. S. Naval Academy. Commissions are donated to the Mark Twain Project.
Mark Twain, Howard G. Baetzhold, Joseph B. McCullough. This volume collects the most important writings by Mark Twain in which he used biblical settings, themes and figures. Featuring Twain's singular portrayals of God, Adam, Eve, Satan, Methuselah, Shem, St. Peter and others, the writings stand among Twain's imaginative expressions of his views on human nature and humankind's relation to the Creator and the universe.
Bible According to Mark Twain : Irreverent Writings on Eden, Heaven, and the Flood by America's Master Satirist, Paperback by Twain, Mark; Baetzhold, Howard G. (EDT); McCullough, Joseph B. (EDT), ISBN 0684824396, ISBN-13 9780684824390, Brand New, Free P&P in the UK Compiles letters, essays, diaries, and excerpts about heaven, hell, sinners, and saints. Read full description. See details and exclusions. See all 7 brand new listings. The Bible according to Mark Twain: Writings on Heaven, Eden and the Flood by McCullou Baetzhold (Hardback, 1996). Brand new: lowest price.
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This brilliant and hilarious compilation of irreverent writings on Edan, Heaven, and the Flood by America’s master satirist are sure to delight, surprise, and perhaps shock modern readers. Paperback, Simon & Schuster, 1995, 384 pages. The Mark Twain House & Museum is a non-profit institution. All purchases and proceeds go directly into the upkeep and restoration of the historic home. Bible According to Mark Twain quantity. Mark Twain on Common Sense. The Loveliest Home That Ever. and McCullough (Elmira College Center): an omnibus of Twain's skeptical writings, mostly fiction, about the Bible, Darwin, and evolution, along with similar 19th-century nailbiters questioning American Christianity. While many pieces here are new to print, others been seen before but scattered about. The present collection - spanning four decades (1871-1910) - is both a genuine service to Twain lovers and one showing Twain at his most charming and witty. THE BIBLE ACCORDING TO MARK TWAIN: Writings on Heaven, Eden, and the Flood".
This volume collects the most important writings by Mark Twain in which he used biblical settings, themes, and figures. Featuring Twain's singular portrayals of God, Adam, Eve, Satan, Methuselah, Shem, St. Peter, and others, the writings stand among Twain's most imaginative expressions of his views on human nature and humankind's relation to the Creator and the universe.
Composed over four decades (1871-1910), the writings range from farce to fantasy to satire, each one bearing the mark of Twain's unmistakable wit and insight. Among the many delights in store for readers are Adam and Eve's divergent accounts of their domestic troubles; Methuselah's discussion of an ancient version of baseball, complete with a parody of baseball jargon; Shem's hand-wringing account of how material shortages and labor troubles were hampering the progress of the ark his father, Noah, was building; a description of the disruptive actions of the fire-and-brimstone evangelist Sam Jones upon arriving in heaven; Captain Stormfield's revelations of what heaven is really like; Satan's musings on our puerile concepts of the afterlife; and Twain's advice on how to dress and tip properly in heaven.
Twain's humor, however, is never gratuitous. As readers laugh their way through this volume, they will find ample evidence of Twain's concerns about scriptural fallacies and inconsistencies, the Bible's rather flat portrayal of important characters, and our limited notions about the nature and meaning of our own―and God's―existence. Many of the pieces in this collection, even the most lighthearted, might still be considered controversial; of some of the darker pieces, Twain himself acknowledged that they would be heretical in any age. Moreover, these writings are valuable cultural artifacts of a time when, across the Western world, fundamental religious beliefs were being called into question by the precepts of Darwinism and the rapid advances of science and technology.
Several of this volume's selections are previously unpublished; others, like Letters from the Earth, are classics. Virtually all have been newly edited to reflect as closely as possible Twain's final intentions for their form and content. For serious Twain devotees, editors Howard G. Baetzhold and Joseph B. McCullough have supplied an abundance of background material on the writings, including details on the history of their composition, publication, and relevance to the Twain canon.
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