This article by the eloquent and engaging Bruce Feiler, published in the Wall Street Journal, is well worth a read (if not two).
And what do these archetypal couple teach us – “Constancy… Counterbalance… and A Joint Narrative”
Extracts from Mark Twain’s “Extracts from Adam’s Diary” and “Autobiography of Eve”…
“It used to be so pleasant and quiet her. I foresee trouble. Will emigrate” – Adam
“He talks very little. Perhaps it is because he is not bright and is sensitive about it” – Eve
“I see I should be lonesome and depressed without her” – Adam
“I love him with all the strength of my passionate nature… It is my prayer, it is my longing, that we may pass from this life together” – Eve.