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by Mark Twain

Category: Essays and Correspondence
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Mark Twain
ISBN: 143468363X
ISBN13: 978-1434683632
Language: English
Publisher: BiblioBazaar (November 29, 2007)
Pages: 68
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Letters from the Earth is a ed work of celebrated American author Mark Twain (1835–1910) collated by Bernard DeVoto

Letters from the Earth is a ed work of celebrated American author Mark Twain (1835–1910) collated by Bernard DeVoto. It comprises essays written during a difficult time in Twain's life (1904–09), when he was deeply in debt and had recently lost his wife and one of his daughters. The content concerns morality and religion and strikes a tone that is sarcastic, Twain's own term throughout the book

This is an invitation to write a letter of response to this crisis

In February 2019 the British public were invited to put pen to paper and write a Letter to the Earth. The invitation was open to all – to think beyond the human narrative and bear witness to the scale of the crisis. This is an invitation to write a letter of response to this crisis. This can be a letter to or from the Earth, future or past generations, those who hold positions of power and influence, other species. The idea is open to interpretation: it could come from a personal place, be dramatic in form, be a call to action. The invitation is open to all - to think beyond the human narrative and to bear witness to the scale and horror of this crisis.

Letters from the Earth. The Creator sat upon the throne, thinking. You perceive that it is a stupendous idea. Nothing approaching it has been evolved from the Master Intellect before

Letters from the Earth. Behind him stretched the illimitable continent of heaven, steeped in a glory of light and color; before him rose the black night of Space, like a wall. Nothing approaching it has been evolved from the Master Intellect before. Law - Automatic Law - exact and unvarying Law - requiring no watching, no correcting, no readjusting while the eternities endure!

Letters from the Earth. Very well, then, let us proceed. We have witnessed a wonderful thing; as to that, we are necessarily agreed. As to the value of it - if it has any - that is a matter which does not personally concern us. We can have as many opinions about it as we like, and that is our limit.

Letters from the Earth is one of Mark Twain's posthumously published works. The essays were written during a difficult time in Twain's life; he was deep in debt and had lost his wife and one of his daughters. The book consists of a series of short stories, many of which deal with God and Christianity. Mark Twain’s Letters from the Earth, which were written under the influence of various blows fate dealt him, like the deaths of his 24-year old daughter Suzy from spinal meningitis in 1896 and of his wife Olivia in1904, never saw publication during their author’s lifetime, probably because they were considered as heavy stuff even with regard to what could.

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Letters from the Earth is one of Mark Twain's posthumously published works. Initially, his daughter objected to its publication, probably because of its controversial and iconoclastic views on religion. The title story consists of letters written by the archangel Satan to another archangel, Gabriel, about his observations on the curious proceedings of earthly life and the nature of man's religions.

Letters from the Earth came close to never being published - so controversial were Twain's views on the negative .

Letters from the Earth came close to never being published - so controversial were Twain's views on the negative aspects of organized religions. His daughter Clara, executor of her father's estate, refused to allow the manuscript to see the light of day, thinking she was protecting Twain's reputation. Letters from the Earth confirms Twain's world-class status as an acute and objective observer of the human condition - particularly for the hypocritical aspects of institutional religions whose goals Twain saw were to control mankind, not serve it.

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Comments to eBook Letters From The Earth
Iseared
This book was such a relief to read. As a former second generation fundamentalist christian, I have had a lot of grief over whether or not I made the right decision in walking away. There were just so many things about the sect that I couldn't seem to wrap my mind around and reading this book was like reading something I wrote. So many things were wrapped up in my mind and Mark really had a way of saying everything I didn't know I was thinking. Incredibly refreshing to know I'm not alone.
inetserfer
Letters from the Earth came close to never being published - so controversial were Twain's views on the negative aspects of organized religions. His daughter Clara, executor of her father's estate, refused to allow the manuscript to see the light of day, thinking she was protecting Twain's reputation. Fortunately, she was finally persuaded, 50 year's after Twain's death, to change her mind after a family friend convinced her that "Mark Twain belonged to the world" and that by the 1960's the public's opinions about religion were changing. It was only then that the 1939 manuscript edited by Bernard DeVoto was made available to the world.

Letters from the Earth confirms Twain's world-class status as an acute and objective observer of the human condition - particularly for the hypocritical aspects of institutional religions whose goals Twain saw were to control mankind, not serve it. Letters from the Earth should be required reading for every high school-er (and adult who hasn't yet read it); I can think of no better text to stimulate critical thinking about religion in both its beneficial and self-serving aspects - especially in this era when Christianity has been conflated by some with greedy Capitalism. Twain himself described his writing in this work as "sarcastic" - but it was sarcasm with well-deserved purpose. One of my favorite quotes (and there are many) describes the Creator's view of his own handiwork: "He took a pride in man; man was his finest invention; man was his pet, after the housefly . . . ."
Marinara
This "Letters from the Earth" is only "Letters from the Earth" itself. Let me explain: The full volume titled "Letters from the Earth" is [was?] a full-sized book containing not only "Letters from the Earth" itself -- which is, itself, absolutely marvellous and will never be forgotten by anyone who reads it -- but also a number of other small masterpieces by Twain, all discovered posthumously and edited and published by one Bernard DeVoto. THAT's what I thought I was buying [my own old copy has disappeared]. What a disappointment. So I'm sending this on as a gift for someone, and trying once again to find the real thing. And THIS thing doesn't even have page numbers!
Mikarr
Yes.

Father History discussing time immemorial and the ultimate creature. (We are egotistical, are we not?)

I have many of his works, including the first and second editions of his autobiography from the Mark Twain Project. His foresight and insights are truly amazing to me.

This could have been written within the past year and still be on target. His observations of the human condition are unparalleled. Enlightening, bright, dark, inspiring, foreboding, humor, pathos.........add your own descriptives

We don't need psychiatrists, we need to make this book mandatory reading in all schools.

His is a treasure of the ages and this work proves it.

Enjoy.
Invissibale
A favorite gift of mine to my friends. The book should be re read with an open mind. After all it is just Lucifer writing letters back to Gabriel in Heaven telling him how screwed up the world we live in has become, and what he thinks of humans.
Nafyn
Constructed as a series of letters to the archangles, written by Lucifer who has been temporarily banished from the heavens to the Earth, in which he shares his observations of "man's" religiosity. Chock full of acerbic, sarcastic commentary on the nature of peoples interactions with religious concepts. One of my spouse's all time favorite reads.
Alsantrius
This Kindle version was bought as a gift; the actual book has been in my library for decades and is among the rare volumes that get re-read. Here Twain makes mince of sacred cows in a fashion I'd be tempted to call inimitable if it weren't for Terry Pratchett, whose "Small Gods" carries on in the same spirit. Much of the material in these Twain essays is true laugh-long-and-loud stuff. His send-ups of elaborate Victorian etiquette spring first to mind, including such instructions as how to preserve proper decorum while saving someone from a fire. Much as I love "Huck" (especially the Stephen Dowling Butts riff), I'd pick this volume in a heartbeat, if I could have only one work by Mark Twain. If you haven't read it yet, you're in luck; enjoy yourself!
A searingly cynical commentary on the stupidity of humans for believing there is a wise and benign God looking over them (written from the point of view of an angel visiting earth). I loved this book as a teenager; find it a little unsubtle now, but still a good read.
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