Adam and Eve: Though He Knew Better
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Adam and Eve: Though He Knew Better

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God made man, like Himself, lonely. The animals had mates, but man had a soul. God admired this distinction, but man at that time did not. Man tried to make friends with the animals, but a day came when the divine loneliness could not be endured, so God made Lilith, the most seductive body of a woman the oldest poets remembers. However Lilith had no soul, then God created...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published August 28th 2003 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1927)
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Richard Reviles Censorship Always in All Ways
Rating: 3.75* of five

The Book Report: The story of Humanity, its divine origins and willful fall into mere mortal status, from the point of view of Adam. Detailing the relationships Adam has with God, Lilith, and Eve, the story expands upon the Biblical account to portray the ages and stages of a man's journey to adulthood. The parable ends with the birth of Cain, and we all know how THAT turned out.

My Review: Lilith, poor lamb, doesn't come across too well in this explanation of why Mankind is...more
Tad Richards
Why is Erskine completely forgotten? Actually, there appears to have been a paperback reprint of this one in 2003, but it went out of print right away. Anyway, he's warm, witty, wise, philosophical and readable Adam and Eve, like The Private Life of Helen of Troy, is a novel of ideas, and of a whole lot of talk -- clearly Erskine was influenced by G. B. Shaw, and if he's not on the level of Shaw at his best, he's not far under. As with Shaw, the talk is good.
This came off my grandmother's book...more
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John Erskine (October 5, 1879 – June 2, 1951) was an American educator and author, pianist and composer. He was first an English professor at Amherst College from 1903 to 1909, followed by Columbia University from 1909 and 1937, during his tenure he formulated the General Honors Course, which later founded the influential Great Books movement. He published over 100 books, novel, criticism, essays...more
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