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ISBN: 1591020247
Author: Mark Twain
Language: English
Publisher: Prometheus Books; Reprint edition (November 1, 2002)
Pages: 153
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
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When they are in the field - so to speak, - they always wear them; you never see an angel going with a message anywhere without his wings, any more than you would see a military officer presiding at . .

When they are in the field - so to speak, - they always wear them; you never see an angel going with a message anywhere without his wings, any more than you would see a military officer presiding at a court-martial without his uniform, or a postman delivering letters, or a policeman walking his beat, in plain clothes. The wings are for show, not for use. Old experienced angels are like officers of the regular army - they dress plain, when they are off duty. Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Page 11. Mark Twain.

Classic Literature Library. Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Page 01. Extract from captain stormfield's visit to heaven. CHAPTER I. Well, when I had been dead about thirty years I begun to get a little anxious. It was piled up into the heavens clean out of sight - the old thing seemed to swell out and occupy all space; the sulphur smoke from the furnaces - oh, well, nobody can describe the way it rolled and tumbled up into the skies, and nobody can half describe the way it smelt. Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven Page 02.

Heaven is often associated with the cosmos, so Twain naturally adopts a cosmic perspective of the insignificance of humanity in a galaxy teeming with intelligent life.

This was the last story that Twain published during his lifetime. It's quite interesting, its a bit of a satirical look at heaven in comparison to the religious view that most of us are taught. Heaven is often associated with the cosmos, so Twain naturally adopts a cosmic perspective of the insignificance of humanity in a galaxy teeming with intelligent life.

Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven" is a short story written by American writer Mark Twain. It first appeared in print in Harper's Magazine in December 1907 and January 1908, and was published in book form with some revisions in 1909. This was the last story published by Twain during his life.

LibriVox recording of Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven, by Mark Twain. Read by Gregg Margarite (1957-2012). In the afterlife grizzled sea captain Eli Stormfield finds himself piloting a ship to heaven. Despite a detour and some. Despite a detour and some navigation errors he arrives but finds the transition to heavenly bliss a little disconcerting. Although first drafted in the late 1870’s this story did not see print until the December 1907 and January 1908 issues of Harper’s Magazine.

Report an error in the book. Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven is a short story written by American writer Mark Twain. Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (born November 30, 1835, Florida, Missouri, . died April 21, 1910, Redding, Connecticut), American humorist, journalist, lecturer, and novelist who acquired international fame for his travel narratives, especially The Innocents Abroad (1869), Roughing It (1872), and Life on the Mississippi (1883), and for his adventure stories of.

Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain. CHAPTER I Well, when I had been dead about thirty years I begun to get a little anxious. Mind you, had been whizzing through space all that time, like a comet. LIKE a comet! Why, Peters, I laid over the lot of them!

Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain. LIKE a comet! Why, Peters, I laid over the lot of them! Of course there warn't any of them going my way, as a steady thing, you know, because they travel in a long circle like the loop of a lasso, whereas I was pointed as straight as a dart for the Hereafter; but I happened on one every now and then that was going my way for an hour or so, and then.

Lataa offline-lukemista varten, korosta, lisää kirjanmerkkeihin tai kirjoita muistiinpanoja lukiessasi kohdetta Extract from Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven. Library of Alexandria.

Twain's witty vision of what heaven "is really like" is told from the point of view of the recently deceased Captain Stormfield. In a folksy narration peppered with sailor's jargon, the amiable, altogether down-to-earth merchant marine describes a series of amusingly disconcerting revelations about the next world.Sitting on a cloud strumming a harp all day turns out to be insufferably boring; being eternally youthful also has its drawbacks when the captain finds himself not mixing well with a crowd of insipid teenagers; and Native Americans so outnumber whites in the North American district of Paradise that the average white Anglo-Saxon male has trouble finding someone to talk to. In fact the outlandish dimensions and characteristics of heaven utterly explode every human conception.This funny, satirical spoof on human pretensions about the importance of our species in the grand scheme of things was the last published work by Mark Twain. The main character and plot were inspired by the dream of an actual sea captain whom Twain had known. Published at the beginning of the 20th century, when astronomy had just begun to reveal the huge expanse of outer space and traditional religious concepts of our place in the universe had become inadequate, Twain's humorous vision of the afterlife seems to reflect the new scientific awareness of the awesome cosmos that confronts us and the feelings of insignificance that this discovery produced.Two years after publication of this "extract," originally planned as a six-chapter book, Twain himself shipped off to follow in Captain Stormfield's wake.

Comments:

Shliffiana
The writing is great as one would expect. The book construction / format is very disappointing. It is not annotated in any sense. It is in a tiny font (the smallest I have ever seen in a book, making it difficult to read. There are no page numbers - make sure you have a book mark handy or you will never find where you paused. The story is clever and imaginative. I managed to enjoy reading it in spite of the poor format with lierally no background information or commentary.
Thiama
A must read for all who believe in an after-life. Twain's vision of heaven is both humorous and thought provoking. It might be a different view of things had Stormfield learned more than one song to sing in his lifetime.
Zargelynd
I've read a lot of Mr Clements (Mark Twain) works . Unfortunately he wrote this when he was extremely angry over personal losses. It's more like ranting than a story. I finished reading it glad that it was not the first of his works I read or it would have been the last
Oreavi
everything by Mark Twain is good
Tygralbine
Mark Twain at his satirical best
Cozius
Twain was SO far ahead of his time it's scary.....
LivingCross
It was very helpful in realizing what will happen if I go to Heaven. I just hope I do not have the same problems he had.
No, please take it off my list.

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