Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

4.22 avg rating
( 7,006 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781597777476: Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

Letters from the Earth is a collection of short stories written during a downtrodden period in Twain's life and published posthumously. Here we see Twain on a somewhat personal level. Penniless and having just lost his wife and one of his children, Twain turns to writing about God, Christianity, and the many curious natures of man. This collection was so controversial that his daughter prohibited its publication until 52 years after his death.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

If you're already familiar with Finn and Sawyer, perhaps this collection of fragments, short stories, and essays--assembled posthumously some few decades ago now, but still fresh--will enhance your sense of Twain's true range. A particular favorite: his essay "The Damned Human Race," wherein he proves, rather convincingly, that an anaconda snake is a higher form of life than an English Earl.

From the Publisher:

"It's easy to imagine Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain) and Carl Reiner as best of friends, had not the one died 10 years before the other was born. Twain would have enjoyed Reiner's work in "Your Show of Shows," "The 2000 Year Old Man," and "The Dick Van Dyke Show," just as Reiner clearly appreciates Twain's humor." Audiofile

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.95
US$ 35.60

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 7.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mark Twain
Published by Phoenix Audio (2009)
ISBN 10: 1597777471 ISBN 13: 9781597777476
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Phoenix Audio, 2009. Audio CD. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 5.25x5.75x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __1597777471

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 35.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.63
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds