Letters From The Earth

Miscellany of fiction, essays, and notes by Mark Twain, published posthumously in 1962. Written over a period of 40 years, the pieces in the anthology are characterized by a sense of ironic pessimism. The title piece comprises letters written by Satan to his fellow angels about the shameless pride and foolishness of humans. “Papers of the Adam Family,” a first-person family history of Adam and Eve, traces the first failed attempts at civilization. Other pieces include “A Cat-Tale,” an amusing, alliterative bedtime story; “Fenimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses,” a critique of that author’s style; and “The Damned Human Race,” a collection of bitter satirical bits.

Tags: atheism, christianity, morality, and religion

Star rating:
[Total: 1   Average: 4/5]

Format: Book

Creator(s): Mark Twain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Twain)

Publication Date: 2020, Nov 25th


View Resource:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0051RGK74/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Leave a Reply