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by Howard G. Baetzhold,Joseph B. McCullough,Mark Twain

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Howard G. Baetzhold,Joseph B. McCullough,Mark Twain
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University of Georgia Press (June 1, 1995)
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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.

  • It is true that Mark Twain mocked religion generally and many religious practices and ideas in detail in the short tales in this book, and that the mockery must have bothered and still bothers many people. Yet I think even as a religious person that people should read the fifteen short tales and the eight appendices very carefully because whether one is religious or not or just searching for answers, Twain's insights and the manner in which he presents them will cause the reader to think and if necessary rid him or herself of harmful, unnecessary, and obstructionist ideas, ideas that serve as a block that hinders new thoughts, for we all have them. Additionally, the books are funny whether you agree with the humor or not.

  • I didn't enjoy all the book as parts are quite boring but in some writings, Twain humorously lampoons Christianity. In other works, he flat out destroys Christianity. Ironically, he says about one story that it shouldn't be published for 100 years after his death as it is so corrosive to Christianity. In Letters from Earth, he puts such a beatdown on Christianity that I can't imagine anyone could read it and not be changed. His logic shows easily how absurd is the belief.

  • 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. It will help you access and validate your own beliefs.

  • I learned to read looking over my mothers shoulder reading "Tom Sawyer". So reading "The Bible..." was like meeting an old friend. Mark Twain takes on the Old and New Testaments using a series of 'scenarios' to demonstrate how the basic concepts found in the Old Testament play out and indicate problems in that model of the world. Great book that raises questions as to what are we doing here?. I loved the book.

  • This book is a real eye opener. Take those familiar bible stories such as Adam and Eve and the Great Flood and apply some logic and irony to the story and you have a whole new take on it. I love Mark Twain's humor. Don't get this book if you must stick to the literal interpretation at all cost. For open mindeds, it is a must. I especially liked the Diary of Eve and the Diary of Adam. How must they have viewed the world in the beginning - before and after "The Fall"? Mark Twain gives us something to think about.

  • Look like duckfeet, but are very comfy. Not a running shoe, but good for easy walks and strolling around.

  • This book is a long needed source for the views that Mark Twain held on religion. It would be best though if you read his 'Letters From the Earth' book before reading this one. You will get the full dose of 'Twain' humor before you delve into his insights and background work for those stories. 'Letters From the Earth' was also published long after Twain's death, around 1962. This book contains a large amount of 'new' material from the Twain Project library at the Univ of Cal Berkeley, and really is a must have book. You will not be disappointed at all, surprised occasionally, but never disappointed.

  • Years ago, I won a copy of "Letters from the Earth" in a high school literary contest. Twain was not amateurish in his criticism of the hypocrisy in American "Christian" society, and this book will, I'm sure, bear that out once again.