by Mark Twain
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- Mark Twain
This short story by American author Mark Twain (1835-1910) is a parody of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Christian Old Testament. It is a spin-off of his other work "Extracts from Adam's Diary." In this piece Twain gives us the perspective of Eve--contrastingly self-assured and full of childlike wonder.Pair “Eve’s Diary” with “Extracts from Adam’s Diary” to give student both sides of Twain’s parody of the biblical creation story.