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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, composition and publication, criticism

Author: Mark Twain; Allison Ensor
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Norton, ©1982.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a reprint of the text of first American edition of Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", wherein a nineteenth-century mechanic suffers a blow to the head and wakes up in King Arthur's Britain. Includes original illustrations by Daniel Beard and contains critical reviews and essays.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Time-travel fiction
Fantasy fiction
Adaptations
Fiction
History
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Allison Ensor
ISBN: 0393013782 9780393013788 0393951375 9780393951370
OCLC Number: 6196668
Description: xi, 455 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: THE TEXT OF A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT --
BACKGROUNDS AND SOURCES --
King Arthur --
The Total eclipse / Washington Irving --
The Acetic saints / W.E.H. Lecky --
The King's touch / W.E.H. Lecky --
Financing the mansion house / W.E.H. Lecky. COMPOSITION AND PUBLICATION --
The Author and the Novel --
The "Tournament" in A.D. 1870 / Samuel L. Clemens --
The Great revolution in Pitcairn / Samuel L. Clemens --
Legend of the "Spectacular Ruin" / Samuel L. Clemens --
The New dynasty / Samuel L. Clemens --
To Mrs. Jervis Langdon / Samuel L. Clemens --
To Mrs. Cincinnatus A. Taft / Samuel L. Clemens --
Buying a copy of Morte d' Arthur / George Washington Cable --
From Mark Twain's notebooks and journals / Samuel L. Clemens --
The 1886 reading at Governor's Island / From the New York Sun and the New York Herald. Letters about A Connecticut yankee / Samuel L. Clemens --
From The Autobiography of Mark Twain / Samuel L. Clemens --
A Rejected preface / Samuel L. Clemens --
The Dan Beard Illustrations --
Making the illustration for A Connecticut yankee / Daniel Carter Beard --
The Character of the yankee / Daniel Carter Beard --
To Dan Beard / Samuel L. Clemens --
To A reader / Samuel L. Clemens --
Beard's illustrations / Henry Nash Smith --
The English Edition --
Clemens, Chatto, and the English edition / Dennis Welland. CRITICISM --
Early Views --
Nothing more delicious / Sylvester Baxter --
His wonder-story / William Dean Howells --
King Arthur or Jay Gould? / From the London Daily Telegraph --
Mark Twain's new book: a satirical attack on English institutions / William T. Stead --
This Melancholy product of the American mind / From the Boston Literary World --
He has not the knowledge / Andrew Lang --
The Yankee animal / Rudyard Kipling --
A Bull in the china-shop of ideas / Charles Whibley --
His literary worst and best / Albert Bigelow Paine. Recent Criticism --
So much divine comedy / John B. Hoben --
The Composition of A Connecticut yankee / Howard G. Baetzhold --
Revision and intention in Mark Twain's A Connecticut yankee / James D. Williams --
The Volcano / Kenneth S. Lynn --
A Connecticut yankee in King Arthur's court: the machinery of self-preservation / James M. Cox --
Uncle Sam / Louis J. Budd --
The Ideas in a dream / Henry Nash Smith --
Epoch-eclipse and apocalypse: "special effects" in A Connecticut yankee / David Ketterer --
The Meaning of A Connecticut yankee / Everett Carter.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Samuel Langhorne Clemens ; edited by Allison R. Ensor.

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Presents a reprint of the text of first American edition of Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", wherein a nineteenth-century mechanic suffers a blow to the head and wakes up in King Arthur's Britain. Includes original illustrations by Daniel Beard and contains critical reviews and essays.

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