London: Chatto and Windus, 1900. [Fiction] FIRST UK EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.[vi]; 414;  advertisements (dated June 1900 as called for in Johnson). Publisher's yellow cloth lettered in gilt to spine and black to upper board, blocked in black and yellow to upper board, patterned endpapers, gilt top edge. Title page in red and black. Pictorial frontispiece. Light spotting to first few leaves, ownership inscription, slight worm damage to endpapers. Corners a little bumped, cloth rubbed, toning to spine, some marking to boards. Good. This book contains short stories by Twain, and initially appeared in Harper's Monthly in the US. It is written as a satirical replay of the Garden of Eden Bible story and features themes of dishonesty and temptation. It was made into a short TV film directed by Ralph Rosenblum in 1980. Item #51846
Johnson, Merle, A Bibliography of the Works of Mark Twain, rev. edn (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1935) p.71; and Blanck, Jacob, Bibliography of American Literature (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1955) 3460.
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