The Bible According to Mark Twain. Mark Twain.
The Bible According to Mark Twain
The Bible According to Mark Twain

The Bible According to Mark Twain

ISBN: 0684824396
New York, NY: Touchstone/ Simon & Schuster Inc., 1996. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. "In this brilliant and hilarious compilation of essays, letters, diaries, and excerpts- some never before published- Mark Twain takes on Heaven and Hell, sinners and saints and showcases his own unique approach to the holy scriptures...Behind the humor of these pieces, readers will see Twain's serious thoughts on the relationship between God and man, biblical inconsistencies, Darwinism, science, and the impact of technology on religious beliefs. The Bible According to Mark Twain is vintage Twain and is sure to surprise, delight, and perhaps shock modern readers." (from back cover) Subtitled "Irreverent Writings on Eden, Heaven, and the Flood by America's Master Satirist," this collection brings together some of the wittiest & most outrageously daring writings by Samuel Langhorne Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain (1835-1910), the canonical American humorist & author. Edited, with general introduction & to each chapter or excerpt, & extensive appendices by Howard G. Baetzhold & Joseph B. McCullough- noted academicians & respected Twain authorities. Trade-format softcover, first edition thus, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. Preceded the previous year (1995) by a hardcover edition published by University of Georgia Press. An excellent collectible resource for some of Twain's most humorous, incendiary, perceptive & even still-scandalous writings. See also esp. our item No.s 4396 (first edition of Extracts from Adam's Diary) & 4441 (three editions incl. first of Extracts from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven). In fine condition with a touch of rubbing & scratching to front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps at edges & corners of same; several faint vertical creases across length of spine; mild browning & a bit of rubbing to edges of text block. Interior fine with moderate browning mostly to blank margins of page leaves; some unobtrusive marginalia consisting mostly of bracketing in light pencil on a few page leaves (not effecting legibility of any text); miniscule bumps at mostly upper corners of a few of same. Fine. [Item #4561]

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