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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2005. ©1981
Series: Bantam classic.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Bantam classic reissue editionView all editions and formats
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"This novel tells the story of Hank Morgan, the quintessential self-reliant New Englander who brings to King Arthur's Age of Chivalry the "great and beneficent" miracles of nineteenth-century engineering and American ingenuity. Through the collision of past and present, Twain exposes the insubstantiality of both utopias, destroying the myth of the romantic ideal as well as his own era's faith in scientific and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Fiction
Historical fiction
Fantasy fiction
Named Person: Arthur, King
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain
ISBN: 0553211439 9780553211436
OCLC Number: 871041785
Target Audience: 6.7; Young Adult
Description: viii, 316 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: A word of explanation --
Camelot --
King Arthur's court --
Knights of the table round --
Sir Dinadan the humorist --
An inspiration --
The eclipse --
Merlin's tower --
The Boss --
The tournament --
Beginnings of civilization --
The Yankee in search of adventures --
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.
Series Title: Bantam classic.
Responsibility: Mark Twain.

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"This novel tells the story of Hank Morgan, the quintessential self-reliant New Englander who brings to King Arthur's Age of Chivalry the "great and beneficent" miracles of nineteenth-century engineering and American ingenuity. Through the collision of past and present, Twain exposes the insubstantiality of both utopias, destroying the myth of the romantic ideal as well as his own era's faith in scientific and social progress. A central document in American intellectual history, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is at once a hilarious comedy of anachronisms and incongruities, a romantic fantasy, a utopian vision, and a savage, anarchic social satire that only one of America's greatest writers could pen."--Back cover.

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