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Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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ISBN-10: 0553211439

ISBN-13: 9780553211436

Edition: 1981

Authors: 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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1983
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 4.10" wide x 6.90" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.330

A Word of Explanation
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 Adventure
Slow Torture
"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
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 Lancelot and Knights to the Rescue
The Yankee's Fight with the Knights
Three Years Later
The Interdict
The Battle of the Sand Belt
A Postscript by Clarence