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This is Mark Twain's imaginative series of diary entries by Adam and Eve. At first, Adam is puzzled by this new arrival, Eve, in the garden, and he is suspicious of her disturbing appetite for fruit. Eve, believing herself to be some sort of experiment, is curious about another experiment in the garden, perhaps some sort of reptile or possibly architecture. Eve gives names ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by Hesperus Press (first published January 1st 1904)
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Amira Mahmoud
حواء الثرثارة , التي تعشق التفاصيل
تعشق تسمية الأسماء بأسمائها
تعشق الجمال في أي مكان تقع عليه عينها
زرقة السماء والبحر
لمعان القمر والنجوم
حرارة ووهج النيران
تعشق أيضاً ذلك الـ آدم , الذي يراها كائن لا يُحتمل
يرى أن كل ما تهتم به حواء هو شيء تافه
يكفيه وجود بيته وقوته فقط
ينظر إلى الكائن الصغير ( ابنهما ) على أنه كائن غريب ( فضائي :D ) ..
لا يستطيع التعامل معه ولا فهمه , وتتولى حواء مسئولية حمايته والدفاع عنه
كما نرى هي ليست يوميات آدم وحواء في بدء الخليقة فقط
بل إنها يومياتهما على مر الزمان , من بداية
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ياسمين ثابت




بعيدا تماما عن القصة الحقيقية الخاصة بادم وحواء

فالكتاب بيحكي حكاية هزلية عن ادم وحواء تانيين خالص مش الاصلين ومش بيربطها بالحكاية الاصلية بيوصف فيهم يوميات كل واحد منهم ومشاعره في بداية الخليقة لما كل واحد فيهم كان الاول وماكنش فيه زيه
متحيز جدا طبعا ضد المراة وملبسها كل المصيبة (تصرف نموذجي من راجل!) وبعدها في اخر جملة قال ان مفيش جنة من غير حواء (على اساس ان الجملة دي حتمحي كل التلفيقات اللي كتبها :D
الواد عايز يبين نفسه محايد بس طبعا مفيش حاجة اسمها
حياد)

مارك توين سمعت عنه كتير قبل كدة وحافظة
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MJ Nicholls
This was boring. A pointless compilation of the stories Twain wrote that reference Adam and Eve, i.e. a few fragments alongside the amusing ‘The Diary of Adam and Eve’ that barely fills half this micro-offering. Oneworld Classics (now Alma Classics) are exemplary in bringing lesser-known classics into the public awareness, but cobbling together scraps from the Twain table and publishing them with a sexy cover is not shrewd business (specially since Twain is as sexy as sticky toffee pudd’n). I re ...more
Heba Nouraldeen
سألت حواء نفسها : لماذا تحب ادم؟؟
لم تجد جواباً على سؤالها ..اخذت تفكر ..هل لشهامته..قوتة..ثقافته..لا..لا
انما لأنه فى اعماقه طيب القلب ولأنه ملكٌ لها ...
انه حب يأتى ولا يعلم احد من اين كما لا يستطيع أحد تفسير كهنه
حواء تحب الشرح والتفسير..رقيقة ومرهفة الحس..نواة طبيعتها حب الجمال
تسحرها الألوان ..تكاد تفقدها عقلها..حنونة
تنظر الى النجوم المتلألأة محاولة الاحتفاظ بها فى ذاكرتها ..تذرف دموعها لكى تتضاعف عدد النجوم فى نظرها وتتمنى لو تزين بها شعرها
قد تحتمل مشاعر الحزن ولكن لا يمكنها تحمل الخوف تشعر وك
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Chrissie
I listened to an audiobook narrated by Adam (Walter Zimmerman) and Eve (Cindy Hardin). It is only 1hr 8min long. Give yourself a treat. You will chuckle through the whole thing.

One of the funniest things I have heard in a long, long time. Everybody needs to laugh.

What's it about? Well, do any woman or mans see eye to eye on anything? We are different; let's just admit it. We of the feminine sex talk......and talk and talk and talk. To us something is important just for its beauty. And the men,
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Jared
While Twain plays on and derives humor from some familiar gender stereotypes, this is in no way a one-joke piece. If anything, the book’s “gimmick”--the translation of previously undiscovered texts direct from the Garden of Eden--provides it with the fuel for genius. The man and the woman, while playing their traditional, stereotypical roles to perfection, also happen to be the first of their sexes. As a result, Adam and Eve are able to play out the battle of the sexes unhampered by the cultural ...more
Lau
Aug 22, 2014 Lau rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lau by: Anto, si no recuerdo mal
La guerra de los sexos empezó con Adán y Eva.
La historia es conocida, Eva nació de la costilla de Adán y a pesar de las prohibiciones ambos comieron la famosa manzana que les costó el Jardín del Edén.
Esta es una visión humorística y breve de eso mismo, dividida en diarios íntimos que "fueron traducidos" por Mark Twain, con unas ilustraciones muy lindas.
Lo había empezado en castellano y paré. Recomiendo leerlo en inglés, el humor se pierde un poco con la traducción.


El diario de Adán
Adán es muy c
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Prashant
Here's a short version of what Twain tried to say in this book

EVE'S DIARY

I have come to this world omniscient and I am just bored to death.

I saw a man today and he(I learned to call him 'he' and not 'it' out of nowhere) looked very ordinary.

The man always ignores me. I so desperately want his attention.

I have feelings, I see colors, I know the name of everything, I feel sad, I feel intrigued, I give love, I experiment, I am inquisitive and he is so grumpy!

I find all the new things in this wo
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Ahmed Oraby
أينما وجدت حواء، وجدت الجنة !
anca dc
~ la inceput, teribil de amuzanta. noroc ca eram singura in birou. [da, am inceput'o intr'o pauza la servici, dar nu a fost chip sa o las din mana. oricum, in mai putin de o ora se termina..:]. stropul de inceput:

Luni. Creatura asta noua cu parul lung ma cam incurca. Imi da mereu tarcoale si ma urmareste. Nu prea'mi place asta fiindca nu's obisnuit cu societatea. Mai bine statea cu celelalte animale...Azi e timp noros, bate vint de la rasarit. Cred ca o sa vina ploaia peste noi.."Noi"? De unde'
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Lori
Bought this at the used book store today, and read in the car between grabbing lunch and christmas shopping.

I haven't read Twain since middle school; I have a hazy recollection of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer getting into mischief. I was not sure what to expect, but what I expected was far inferior to what I read.

Twain breathes life into Adam and Eve in a way that I've known only one other author to do (David Maine - in his biblical fiction novels).

Beginning the day after her creation, we
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Tannaz Pirasteh
پس از حوا

هر جا که او بود، بهشت بود


آدم

طنز کتاب فوق العاده بود کتاب کتاب شیرینی بود لذت بردن از هر صفحه ش آدم رو ترغیب به خوندن و خوندن بیشتر می کرد... این شد که خوندمش تا تموم شد... و لذت بردم
به نظرم هر کسی باید این کتاب رو بخونه... همه!

Julia
This comment from a reviewer speaks to my feelings for this slim volume:

"Mark Twain first wrote the Extracts from Adam's Diary in 1904, and then Eve's Diary on 1905. Both pieces were brought together in book format in 1906. It seems that Adam was based on Twain himself, and Eve on his wife, Livy, who died in June 1904, right before he wrote the Diaries. They are seen as a posthumous love-letter to Livy, so you can tell the work is very personal, and has nothing to do with Twain’s religious belie
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Beginner Reader ◕‿◕ Amal
في البداية أنا سعيدة جدًا جدًا أول مرة أقرأ شيء لم تقرأه أيٍّ من صديقاتي في عالم جودريدز...حتى أنّ القراء العرب له قليلين جدًا ....بصراحة مش مصدقة (: ( :


الكتاب ينتمي للأدب الساخر عبارة عن تخيلات للكاتب فيما لو أنَّ آدم وحواء كتبا يومياتهما ...فكيف ستكون...
في الحقيقةِ أنَّ الكاتبَ وقعَ في العديدِ من التجاوزاتِ الجوهريّةِ:
1- إنّ آدم وحواء كانا في بدايةِ الأمرِ في الجنةِ ....والجنة تقعُ عند شلالات نياجرا!!!
2-إنّ حواء كانتْ تحاولُ دومًا تسلقَ شجرةِ التفاحِ المحرمةِ!!!
3-مما كتب فيه((لقد أخبرتني حو
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Cate White
I'd say this was the original Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, and would have been annoying bullshit if Mark Twain weren't so wry and humane. Apparently, his out-of-time insight into the construct of racial differences didn't carry over into gender. Adam wants to build stuff. Eve wants to talk all day. Adam wants his space. Eve just wants to relate. Anyway, after the Fall, Adam came to the conclusion that his lost connection to Eden was retained in his connection to Eve. Hence, all this ...more
Amalie
Mark Twain's account is amusing,witty, unique and intruding. There are no religious views here, in fact, God is barely mentioned. Twain's focus is more on the nature of men and women and the bond that draws and keeps men and women together. It's just a beautiful book.

Boof
What a lovely little book. Twain explores what it could have been like for two very different people to discover the odd world around them and he does it with much humour. Watching both Adam and Eve play their sterotypical roles to perfection is redemed by Twain’s humour; Adam wanting to do nothing but build things and Eve wanting to do nothing but talk (much to Adam’s dismay) is both funny and lovable. Eve wants to discover everything; she names all the animal and mothers them all, she delights ...more
Heba TariQ
اتمنيت تكون أطول من كده :))))

مقتطفات
________

حقٍّا؛ إنَّ هذه هي الروح الحقيقية وأنا أوافق عليها، فهي تجتذبني وأحس بتأثيرها.
لو قدِّر لي أن أقضي معها وقتًا أطول لربما آمنت بها.



إنَّه قوي وجميل وأنا أحبه من أجل ذلك، وأعُجَب به، كما أفخر به. وكان في مقدوري
أن أحبه أيضًا ولو لم تكن له هذه الصفات، حتى لو كان شكله عاديٍّا، لكنتُ أحبه، حتَّى
لو كان حطام رجل لكنتُ أحبه وأشتغل من أجله،




على قبر حواء
«. أينما وُجِدَتْ حواءُ … وُجِدَت الجنَّةُ » :
Yasmeen Rayyan

Eve: Then why is it that I love him? Merely because he is mine. There is
no other reason, I suppose.This kind of love is not a product of
reasoning and statistics… it just comes, and cannot explain itself.
And doesn’t need to.

Adam:
After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning;
it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
At first I thought she talked too much; but now I should be sorry to have that voice fall silent and pass out of m
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Nehal Elekhtyar
يتناول مارك توين ادم وحواء كما يعرفهما الجميع منذ اكلهما من الشجرة المحرمة ونزولهما الارض ...وتعرفهما على الاشياء من ماء ونار ورياح ودخان ونجوم ومرتفعات وسهول وكذلك الشعور بالخوف والبرد والخجل والتعب والالفة ... الى نشوب المشاعر بينهما كذكر وانثى ... باسلوبه الروائى الجميل ومن وجهة نظره فى القصة.... فيروى لنا آدم شعوره بحواء منذ ان رأها كمخلوق جديد ذا شعر طويل يضايقه كثيراً الى ان ألفها حتى فى النهاية وضع على قبرها عبارة «أينما وُجِدَتْ حواءُ … وُجِدَت الجنَّةُ » .... كما تصف لنا حواء شعورها بآد ...more
Nathaniel
I read this last night; it was quite short and very easy to read. I felt at first that it was pretty sexist, but the more I read, the more I felt that Twain must have loved his wife. By the end, I felt that essentially the book was a tribute to women. It made me smile as I thought of how my wife also, in effect, tells me to stop swimming over Niagra Falls.
Javad Khodadadi
همونطور که از اسم کتاب برمیاد داستان درباره آدم و حواست
اما این داستان با نگاهی طنز و از گفته‌های این دو شخصیت نوشته شده و به نظرم طنز شیرین و جذابیه
چیزی که خیلی برام جالب بود بیان تفاوتهای زن و مرد در این داستانه که واقعا من رو خندوند
تعداد صفحات کتاب کم هست و به راحتی می‌تونید اون رو بخونید
DeeDee 3kk
فكره حلوة عن كيف ممكن تكون الحياه عند اول مخلوقين
ادم وحواء
حواء ثرثاره وتحكي كتير وتفكر وتبحث وحابه تعرف اكتر وتحب الجمال وتحاول تحتفظ فيه

ادم هادئ لا يتكلم يفضل ياخد وقته بكل شي

فكره حلوة عن خيال الكاتبه بحياه ادم وحواء كيف كانت حياتهم
كيف عاشوا
كيف تعرفوا على الاشياء
Kristīne
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Lavinia
Dec 03, 2008 Lavinia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Lavinia by: Vera
Brilliant! I was so impressed with it, that I told all my friends (who enjoy reading) to give it a try. At least one was enthusiastic about it.
samin 00
خاطراتی به قلم آدم و حوا، مطالعه ی تاریخ زیست نخستین انسان ها به روایت دو راوی!معرفی آدم بعنوان انسانی سخت، دانشمند، منطقی، عاقل و کم حرف. و نیز حوا: زنی لطیف، به شدت احساساتی، مهربان، بسیار کنجکاو، متنفر از تنهایی، علاقمند به پژوهش ،منزجر از نادانی، و ... عاشق.
تفهیم ماجرای عشقی که نخستین بار در قلب حوا رویید و نیازی که اول بار او نسبت به آدم حس کرد.
با این حال، داستان میوه ی ممنوعه طوری در کتاب بیان شده که گویی حوا صرفا یک کنجکاو علم جو و مشتاق در فهم کلماتی چون: خوبی، بدی و مرگ بوده و هرگز رغ
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Amy
Lovely read. Something to read in an evening or an hour or so. I am always in awe of Mark Twain's uncanny ability to transcend time in his writing. That being said, this is one of the few times where I felt my modern perception of feminism put a damper on the first read through. It was not until my second reading, where I sat back and just took what he was writing for WHAT HE WAS WRITING and nothing more, that I truly enjoyed this book. Also, reading the bio at the end of the book gave more insi ...more
Becky
Dec 15, 2009 Becky rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Naomi, Jayne, Tessa, Jeannette, and everyone else
(copied from my blog review of this short story)
Lately, I’ve been doing a little self-inflicted intervention to treat my addiction to fantasy novels. In the attempt, I’ve been trying to read such things as Aristotle, my old German grammar textbooks, Homer’s The Iliad and The Odyssey, and works from author’s that everyone reads but I just haven’t gotten to. So, I checked out a collection of short stories by Mark Twain on my last trip to the library. I’d read the Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer stuff in high
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Allison
Oct 10, 2011 Allison rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YAs & Up
Recommended to Allison by: Banned Book
Pick it up. Read it. Enjoy it fully. It is hard to imagine that one wouldn't - even if one isn't a fan of Twain.

I really enjoyed this book - much more than I thought I would or even could after my unpleasant feelings about Huck Finn. I really thought I'd never be able or even willing to read Twain again. This being an Oxford Edition, it comes with an interesting Preface and Afterwards and Notes.

What was so great about these two books, that are published together for the first time here, is that
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Tamra
Jan 08, 2009 Tamra rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to laugh, but especially Twain fanatics
This version contains the artwork published in the 1904 and 1906 editions of Extracts from Adam's Diary and Eve's Diary, respectively. The artwork that goes along with Extracts from Adam's Diary is HILARIOUS! Done in caveman-type etchings, by Adam himself. Can you get better than that? No. You can take or leave the artwork from Eve's Diary. Some of it's funny, but mostly it's just cute.

I also enjoyed the insights offered by other authors on the significance of Mark Twain (like I didn't know, but
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Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also work
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