The editors of this book have serious reason to believe that the Bible influenced Mark Twain more than any other book as his beliefs progressed from Presbyterianism through deism and on to Darwinian determinism. They scoured 40 years of his writings to compile an anthology of both unpublished... read more
A Note on the Texts
EDEN AND THE FLOOD
Extracts from Adam's Diary
Autobiography of Eve and Diaries Antedating the Flood
Documents Related to "Diaries Antedating the Flood"
Two Additional Pre-Deluge Diarists
Passages from Methuselah's Diary
Passages from Shem's Diary
Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven
Captain Simon Wheeler's Dream Visit to Heaven
A Singular Episode: The Reception of Rev. Sam Jones in Heaven
Etiquette for the Afterlife: Advice to Paine
LETTERS FROM THE EARTH
Letters from the Earth
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