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
Ebook
Price
$1.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101099285
  • 384 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult

Overview

Hank Morgan awakens one morning to find he has been transported from nineteenth-century New England to sixth-century England and the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Morgan brings to King Arthur’s utopian court the ingenuity of the future, resulting in a culture clash that is at once satiric, anarchic, and darkly comic.

Critically deemed one of Twain’s finest and most caustic works, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is both a delightfully entertaining story and a disturbing analysis of the efficacy of government, the benefits of progress, and the dissolution of social mores. It remains as powerful a work of fiction today as it was upon its first publication in 1889.

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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