A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court


Introduction by: Leland Krauth
Afterword by: Edmund Reiss

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$4.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451529589
  • 384 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

 
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. In this acclaimed tour de force, Mark Twain moves from broad comedy to biting social satire, from the pure joy of wild high jinks to deeply probing insights into the nature of man. 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.
 
With an introduction by Leland Krauth
And an afterword by Edmund Reiss

Praise

"Twain is the funniest literary American writer. . . . [I]t must have been a great pleasure to be him."
–George Saunders
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