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The Autobiography of Methuselah

The Autobiography of Methuselah by John Kendrick Bangs
By: (1862-1922)

A satirical look at early biblical events from the point of view of someone who was there to witness most of them: the oldest man in recorded history.

First Page:

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF METHUSELAH

Edited by

JOHN KENDRICK BANGS

Illustrated in Color by F. G. Cooper

[Illustration: Methuselah's stationery]

New York B. W. Dodge & Company 1909 Copyright, 1908, by B. W. Dodge & Company

CONTENTS

FOREWORD

CHAPTER

I I AM BORN AND NAMED

II EARLY INFLUENCES

III SOME REMINISCENCES OF ADAM

IV GRANDMOTHER EVE

V SOME NOTES ON CAIN AND ABEL

VI HE CONFESSES TO BEING A POET

VII THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE AND ZOO FLOTATION COMPANY

VIII ON THE EXTINCTION OF THE MASTODON

IX AS TO WOMEN

FOREWORD

Having recently passed into what my great grandson Shem calls my Anecdotage, it has occurred to me that perhaps some of the recollections of a more or less extended existence upon this globular[1] mass of dust and water that we are pleased to call the earth, may prove of interest to posterity, and I have accordingly, at the earnest solicitation of my grandson, Noah, and his sons, Shem, Ham and Japhet, consented to put them into permanent literary form... Continue reading book >>


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