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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court

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Hank Morgan awakens one morning to find he has been transported from nineteenth-century New England to sixth-century England and the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Morgan brings to King Arthur’s utopian court the ingenuity of the future, resulting in a culture clash that is at once satiric, anarchic, and darkly comic. Critically deemed one of Twain’s finest and most caustic works, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is both a delightfully entertaining story and a disturbing analysis of the efficacy of government, the benefits of progress, and the dissolution of social mores. It remains as powerful a work of fiction today as it was upon its first publication in 1889.
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9780553211436
9789629544386
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9780786251964
9781481598613
9781612474380
9780451529589
9781620110348
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9781400116072
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In Mark Twain's 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Hank Morgan awakes from a blow to the head only to find that he has been mysteriously transported back in time. It is early medieval England, the time of King Arthur and Hank is taken to the Camelot castle by a Knight of the King's. Ridiculed for his funny manner and dress sense, and sentenced to burn at the stake, Hank recovers through an incredible stroke of luck, and in doing so convinces the superstitious King and his subjects that he possesses great powers.

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subject_facet Americans -- Great Britain -- Fiction, Americans -- Travel -- Great Britain -- Fiction, Arthur, -- King -- Fiction, Arthurian romances -- Adaptations, Britons -- Fiction, Kings and rulers -- Fiction, Knights and knighthood -- Fiction, Knights and knighthood -- Great Britain -- Fiction, Middle Ages -- Fiction, Satire, Time travel -- Fiction
table_of_contents Word of explanation -- Camelot -- King Arthur's court -- Knights of the table round -- Sir Dinadan the humorist -- Inspiration -- Eclipse -- Merlin's tower -- Boss -- Tournament -- Beginnings of civilization -- Yankee in search of adventure -- Slow torture -- Freemen! -- "Defend Thee, lord!" -- Sandy's tale -- Morgan Le Fay -- Royal banquet -- In the queen's dungeons -- Knight-errantry as a trade -- Ogre's castle -- Pilgrims -- Holy fountain -- Restoration of the fountain -- Rival magician -- Competitive examination -- First newspaper -- Yankee and the king travel incognito -- Drilling the king -- Smallpox hut -- Tragedy of the manor house -- Marco -- Dowley's -- humiliation -- Sixth-century political economy -- Yankee and the king sold as slaves -- Pitiful Incident -- Encounter in the dark -- Awful predicament -- Sir Lancelot and knights to the rescue -- Yankee's fight with the knights -- Three years later -- Interdict -- War! -- Battle of the sand belt -- Postscript by Clarence.
target_audience Adult, Young Adult
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title A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court
title_display A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court
title_full A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court [electronic resource] / Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court / Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court / Mark Twain ; with a new introduction by Leland Krauth ; and an afterword by Edmund Reiss, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court / Samuel Clemens, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court [electronic resource] / Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court [sound recording] / Mark Twain
title_short A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court
title_sort connecticut yankee in king arthur's court
title_sub
topic Classic Literature, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Science Fiction & Fantasy
topic_facet Classic Literature, Fantasy, Fiction, Humor (Fiction), Literature, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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