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Book title
The diaries of Adam and Eve


Mark Twain


Bibliographic information
First published in the 1905 Christmas issue of the magazine Harper's Bazaar, with the title Eve's diary and in book format in June 1906 by Harper and Brothers publishing house.


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Man-woman relationship


Short summary
Both Adam and Eve keep a diary and make notes about their life together. Adam describes how Eve gets introduced into the Garden of Eden and how he has to deal with "this new creature with the long hair". Then it is Eve who describes Adam and his strange behaviour.


Why is the story appropriate for the targeted groups of RSP readers?
The story is appropriate to RSP readers, since our targeted group is made up of teenagers who are keenly interested in learning more about relationships between boys and girls.


What are the distinguished readers interests reflected by this book/story?
This novel reflects the students' interests in human relationships between boys and girls.


Why is this story motivational for the pupils?
Because the reading of this book turns out to be extremely enjoyable and modern for the students, since it is the ironic as well as poetical version of the very first meeting between mankind's foreparents, who represent  man's and  woman's worlds and their different ways of being an feeling. A man and a woman, a paradise lost and a new world to be built together. Teenagers really appreciate it, since they find it amusing and interesting: they can reflect upon the sentimental and emotional dynamics that have always concerned man-woman relationships, while considering their patient efforts  to recreate little parts of heaven on earth. 


Is there a historical, political, multi/inter cultural, migrant or similar context recognized in this book/story? 
No, there isn't


Is there a principle of inclusion reflected in this book/story and does it promotes understanding of cultural diversities and heritage? 
No there isn’t.

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