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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (original 1889; edition 2015)

by Mark Twain (Author)

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Title:A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain (Author) (1889)

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I can't believe I've never read this Twain novel. It is now my favorite! Hilarious and so much fun! Love Nick Offerman's narration!
  tntbeckyford | Feb 16, 2019 |
A light hearted funny story about a modern man (from Mark Twain's time) who finds himself back in the time of King Arthur's Court. It is amusing. It shows what someone with today's knowledge of science could do in the middle ages. It also is VERY POLITICAL. Of course it talks about the politics in Middle Ages but also the politics in the 19th century. It has an absurdist humor to it. ( )
  KamGeb | Feb 8, 2019 |
In this satirical send-up of medieval society and culture, Mark Twain transports a nineteenth century man, his knowledge and ideals to King Arthur's court. While skewering the heroic tales and customs of the day, he makes a stance against the abuse of the downtrodden by the priviliged in general, and against the inhumanity of slavery in particular. There is adventure, creative use of technology and language, a king in disguise, knights and damsels, but also suffering and tender moments. It drags in parts, and I was annoyed with his clear superior attitude towards medieval customs and ignorance, but overall it is an enjoyable fun piece infused with the trademark Twain humor. ( )
  Gezemice | Oct 29, 2018 |
Mark Twain is always funny, but it seems a good bet that much of the original humor is lost over 125 years later. And a 19th century writer adopting a 6th century style makes it hard going at times. Not bad, but not a must read. ( )
1 vote TravbudJ | Sep 15, 2018 |
Pretty clear where "Army of Darkness" got some inspiration. Don't worry, there is next to no similarities except for conceptual similarities. This was a really good book. Enjoyable to listen to and think about. I really liked the distinction that was made between men and Men. Good points on the importance of free thought, fairness, and the idea that institutions should serve mankind instead of the other way around. ( )
1 vote Jerry.Yoakum | Aug 20, 2018 |
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Twain, MarkAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Banbery, FrederickIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beard, Daniel CarterIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dietz, NormanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ferrari, AntongionataIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fitzpatrick, Lucy MabryIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gross, GeorgeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hearne, JackIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hyman, Trina SchartIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langton, StuartNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lopez, AbelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pérez Rilo, RicardoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Railton, StephenIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Camelot—Camelot,” said I to myself. “I don’t seem to remember hearing of it before. Name of the asylum, likely.”
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There never was such a country for wandering liars; and they were of both sexes.
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ISBN 0812504364 is a Tor edition of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
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ISBN 0486415910 is a Dover Publications edition of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
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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.

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When chance brings Edward Tudor and Tom Canty together, they decide for fun to switch clothes and places. Exchanging their roles as heir to the throne of England and as a pauper's son, they learn how the other half really lives.

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