- Aug 5, 2009
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http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/us/eves-diary-banned-twain-book-back-at-charlton-mass-library.html?partner=rss&emc=rssEves Diary is back on the shelf.
Richard Whitehead was researching his new role as a trustee of the public library here when he stumbled on an old, forgotten controversy about the book, Mark Twains sly interpretation of the Adam and Eve story.
In 1906, he learned, the librarys trustees voted to ban Eves Diary because the illustrations, by Lester Ralph, showed a naked (though not graphically so) Eve exploring the wonders of Eden.