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Eve's Diary by Mark Twain
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Eve's Diary

98 ratings, 37 reviews

Eve's Diary is a short story by Mark Twain published in 1905 in Harper's Bazaar magazine. It's a comical diary kept by Eve, the first woman in the biblical creation myth, supposedly "translated from the original" manuscript. It details her life from a young age, meeting Adam, and exploring the land of Eden. Later it recounts the "fall from grace" and getting kicked out of Eden.

Eve's Diary is one of a series Twain wrote about Adam and Eve, including 'Extracts from Adam's Diary,' 'That Day In Eden,' 'Eve Speaks,' 'Adam's Soliloquy,' and the 'Autobiography of Eve.' In this version of the biblical tale, Eve, not Adam, names all the animals and plants. Adam is boring and conceited, while Eve is a delightful and curious woman. This might have Twain's memorial to his wife, who tragically died shortly before its publication.

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M Garana

December 31, 2013

Short story. Funny, positive and sweet. Not religious. Funny how modern comedians focus on the same gender differences ( real or imagined).


Mycah Hughes

November 29, 2013

I love this book


Samantha Danae

October 17, 2013

Loved this short story. It made me smile, curious, eager to keep reading, sorrowful...lots of emotions in so few pages..


Angie Newman

August 03, 2013

Interesting...did not know this existed. You can definiatly tell a man wrote this.


Peg Krolak

June 19, 2013

Enjoyed immensely


Lavinia Tjugito

June 15, 2013

I cant help feeling that Twain managed to skip on some important parts that would have been very interesting to write (or to know what Twain's version of Eve's take on the related biblical events). Except for some biblical incongruence, i think it is a very interesting take on Eve's (or rather, a tribal female's) possible nature and daily thoughts. It is a short interesting read.


Rachel Leduc

May 20, 2013

Parts made me laugh and I liked seeing it all through her eyes but I feel alot was left out. Could have/should have been longer


Mytch Moskal

March 18, 2013

Loved the perspective twain took with this remarkable little look into the mind of the children of Eden


Derek Yong

February 17, 2013

I liked the book very, very much. It was hilarious and there wasn't a single dull moment while I was reading it. It was very clever to put both Adam and Eve's perspective into the book. Both sides persuade very well and I haven't decided which perspective to follow.


Leslie Rodriguez Castro

January 14, 2013

This is one of the BEST books ive read. As soon as i read it i fell in LOVE!!!! I couldnt stop reading!!! Best book (in sing song voice) EVER!!


Caroline Clough

January 02, 2013

Livre trés intéressant et divertissant si au court


Kat Modlin

December 07, 2012

This book is amazing not bad good amazing...


Melissa Carmichael

September 26, 2012

I think Eve nailed it! And written by a man, a great man... Go figure. : )


Emily Moser

September 23, 2012

What an awesome insight to the life of eve


Trenise Brown

September 05, 2012

What a charming story about love and life! I enjoyed this short read!


Romario Quijano

September 03, 2012

Beautiful love story. Innocence, loss, every other emotion; you feel them all.


Mirela Schreiber

September 02, 2012

Cute little novel


Toyin Audifferen

August 24, 2012

This was a beautiful an haunting look into the life of Eve. She was funny, witty, and deals with the same angering issues of men that we experience today. Her wisdom and outlook on life is heavily inspiring. I recommend everyone to read this short story.


M Foster

August 04, 2012

Thought provoking and warm, worth reading.


Creagh H

June 20, 2012

Interesting perspective, still has relevance and perspective in today's world


Kellie Cole

June 13, 2012

Too short


Jewels Coldiron

May 29, 2012

It made me giggle in a few places, at first I didn't know what I was reading, and was confused but near the end I figured it out...


Lisa Murray

May 28, 2012

Loved it! It shows that women are indeed the superior sex.


Darc Lafontaine

May 10, 2012

It was funny


Kitti O'Connell

April 17, 2012

It's such a lovely and funny story!


Farmerroof Zoo

April 06, 2012

Great fun, wish it was longer.


Jaime Arredondo

March 18, 2012

Loved the short book!


Pat Fetsch

March 07, 2012

A humorous little story that gives a twist to the biblical story of Adam and eve in the garden of Eden. Reading it I thought is eve a blonde? Think Kelly bundy as far as brains goes. Still enjoyable.


Irvan Mandalas

January 24, 2012

Enjoyed it, like someone else said tho...i wish therr ws more!


Sarah Graham

January 12, 2012

Very cute perspective of the birth of female intuition and emotion.


Lloyd Littlefield

January 07, 2012

Very clever, humorous, and brings out the female (and male) of Eve and her mate.


Reagan Turner

January 07, 2012

There were grammatical errors and in some parts of short story did not make sense. I do not recommend.



January 04, 2012

A charming view of the innocence of creation (and I'm no creationist).


Leslie Fannin-Coats

December 31, 2011

Never heard of this book before but I enjoyed it.


Brooke B

December 07, 2011

Good book, but too short. Started out explaining a lot then went and skipped around.


Emmett Vanlandingham-Burgess

December 05, 2011

Really good. Wish it was longer!


Dee Zeno

May 08, 2011

Love this book!!!