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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court

Author: Mark Twain; Joseph Ciardiello; T E D Klein
Publisher: Pleasantville, New York : Reader's Digest Association, [1984] ©1984
Series: World's best reading.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Reader's Digest editionView all editions and formats
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A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Fantastic fiction
Adaptations
Fiction
Time-travel fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain; Joseph Ciardiello; T E D Klein
ISBN: 0895771853 9780895771858
OCLC Number: 11565097
Notes: "This Reader's Digest edition contains the complete text of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, first published in 1889.
Description: 334 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
A word of explanation --
Camelot --
King Arthur's court --
Knights of the Round Table --
Sir Dinadan the humorist --
An inspiration --
The eclipse --
Merlin's tower --
The boss --
The tournament --
Beginnings of civilization --
The Yankee in search of adventure --
Slow torture --
Freemen! --
"Defend thee, Lord!" --
Sandy's tale --
Morgan le Fay --
A royal banquet --
In the Queen's dungeons --
Knight-errantry as a trade --
The ogre's castle --
The pilgrims --
The Holy fountain --
Restoration of the fountain --
A rival magician --
A competitive examination --
The first newspaper --
The Yankee and the King travel incognito --
Drilling the King --
The smallpox hut --
The tragedy of the Manor-House --
Marco --
Dowley's humiliation --
Sixth-century political economy --
The Yankee and the King sold as slaves --
A pitiful incident --
An encounter in the dark --
An awful predicament --
Sir Launcelot and Knights to the rescue --
The Yankee's fight with the Knights --
Three years later --
The interdict --
War! --
The battle of the sand-belt --
A postscript by Clarence --
Final P.S. by M.T. --
Afterword.
Series Title: World's best reading.
Responsibility: Mark Twain ; illustrations by Joseph Ciardiello ; afterword by T.E.D. Klein.

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A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press.

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