A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

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Introduction by: Leland Krauth
Afterword by: Edmund Reiss

Mass Market Paperback
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451529589
  • 384 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


Mark Twain moves from broad comedy to biting social satire in this literary classic.
Cracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur’s England, facing a world whose idyllic surface masks fear, injustice, and ignorance.

Considered by H. L. Mencken to be “the most bitter critic of American platitude and delusion…that ever lived,” Twain enchants readers with a Camelot that strikes disturbingly contemporary notes in this acclaimed tour de force that encompasses both the pure joy of wild high jinks and deeply probing insights into the nature of man. 
With an Introduction by Leland Krauth
And an Afterword by Edmund Reiss


“Twain is the funniest literary American writer…[I]t must have been a great pleasure to be him.”—George Saunders