A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain Reviews
Description:ISBN 0140430644 / Author: Mark Twain / Genre: Classic Literature / When Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked ... more
A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain ... unconscious, he wakes not to the familiar scenes of nineteenth-century America but to the bewildering sights and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. Although confused at first and quickly imprisoned, he soon realises that his knowledge of the future can transform his fate. Correctly predicting a solar eclipse from inside his prison cell, Morgan terrifies the people of England into releasing him and swiftly establishes himself as the most powerful magician in the land, stronger than Merlin and greatly admired by Arthur himself. But the Connecticut Yankee wishes for more than simply a place at the Round Table. Soon, he begins a far greater struggle: to bring American democratic ideals to Old England. Complex and fascinating, A Connecticut Yankee is a darkly comic consideration of the nature of human nature and society.
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Mark Twain has gone down in history as one of the greatest (possibly THE greatest) writer that the USA has yet produced. His masterworks and best known books are normally thought to be Tom Sawyer, and in particular Huckleberry Finn, with its daring comments about social values and slavery, wrapped up in a charming and action-packed story. A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur (its original title when published in London), was written between 1886 and 1889, a turbulent period in Twain's (or Samuel Clemens' - his real name) life. Huckleberry Finn had been published the year before. Far from being instantly acknowledged as a classic it was even ... Read the complete review
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