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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839022

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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When A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court was published in 1889, Mark Twain was undergoing a series of personal and professional crises. In his Introduction, M. Thomas Inge shows how what began as a literary burlesque of British chivalry and culture developed to tragedy and into a novel that remains a major literary and cultural text for generations of new readers. This edition reproduces a number of the original drawings by Dan Beard, of whom Twain said "He not only illustrates the text but he illustrates my thoughts." About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520906013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 847

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You might wonder what prompted Mark Twain to sidle from ""straight"" fiction into the realm of outright fantasy. Twain transports a Connecticut shop foreman twelve centuries into the past [and 5 000 kilometres!] to Camelot and Arthur's court. Initially confused and dismayed, Hank Morgan's Yankee practicality is quickly aroused and he becomes a major figure among the panopolied knights. With the title of The Boss, his rank equals The King or The Pope with its uniqueness. His elevation doesn't distract him from a more profound impulse, however. Hank's Yankee roots and wide experience evoke an ambition - nothing less than revolution. He wants to sweep away the monarchy and aristocracy and establish an American-style republic in Arthurian Britain. Mark Twain's scathing criticism of the sham of hereditary monarchy bolstered by an Established Church makes this among his choicest writings. He resents the condition of a Church which ""turned a nation of men into a nation of worms."" A fervent believer in individual freedom, Twain uses Hank to voice his disdain of Britain's royalty. It's no more than might be expected of a man who boasted of but one ancestor - who sat on the jury that executed Charles I. Hank knows revolutions never succeed when implemented from above. Revolution be achieved only when the individual's attitude changes from meek acceptance toself assertion. Hank's method reaches people through clandestine schools and factories, publication of a newspaper and establishment of a telephone system. These new forms of manufacture and communication become the foundation by which Hank expects to abolish the ancient, mis-named, chivalric tradition. Does he change the course of history? Twain relocates the roots of American democracy from the heart of the frontier yeoman farmer to the brain of the urban industrial worker. Here the man of wide, practical experience shows how to survive compared to those with a formal education. Hank has a simple ambition - establishment of a republic - but utilizes a broad spectrum of ideas to bring it about. He would gladly replace the Established Church of Rome with his own Presbyterian ideals, but is aware that it would be swapping one evil for another. ""Each man should select his own religion, or make one"" he contends. Yet, finally, it is this dread force that impairs his desire for change. The final sequence stands as a peer to the biblical Armageddon, Twain wallowing in a frightful bloodletting unseen in any of his other works. Mark Twain contrasts the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution with the centuries of slavery, serfdom, and poverty that killed countless more people than that spasm of excising of aristocracy. What else spurred him to write of human rights with such passion? He had written of slavery before, but this book is especially wrathful in describing the ""peculiar institution"" eliminated in his homeland but a generation before. He forces the king to experience the slave's condition, a form of degradation he would have all aristocrats endure. Every feature of the human condition is examined in this timeless treasure. He challenges you to follow his gaze, considering whether today's societies, monarchical or not, will endure the scrutiny.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613100027

Category: American fiction

Page: 314

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A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1467787280

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 518

View: 7935

Hank, a 19th-Century New England factory manager, suffers a blow to the head that sends him back in time to medieval England. Determined to make the best of the situation, the Yankee attempts to modernize England, setting up schools and factories while trying to hide what he's doing from the Catholic Church and the British monarchy. This American novel written by humorist Mark Twain satirizes the idealized notions of the Middle Ages made popular by other writers of the time. This unabridged version of Twain's comedy, first published in 1889, includes illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520948076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

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A Connecticut Yankee is Mark Twain’s most ambitious work, a tour de force with a science-fiction plot told in the racy slang of a Hartford workingman, sparkling with literary hijinks as well as social and political satire. Mark Twain characterized his novel as "one vast sardonic laugh at the trivialities, the servilities of our poor human race." The Yankee, suddenly transported from his native nineteenth-century America to the sleepy sixth-century Britain of King Arthur and the Round Table, vows brashly to "boss the whole country inside of three weeks." And so he does. Emerging as "The Boss," he embarks on an ambitious plan to modernize Camelot—with unexpected results.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Americans

Page: 433

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Hank Morgan finds himself transported back to England's Dark Ages -- where he is immediately captured and sentenced to death at Camelot. Fortunately, he's quick-witted, and in the process of saving his life he turns himself into a celebrity -- winning himself the position of prime minister as well as the lasting enmity of Merlin.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (亞瑟王宮廷中的美國人)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 52

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A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Seymour Chwast

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620408538

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

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Seymour Chwast, an icon of the graphic design world, has delighted audiences with his adaptations of The Divine Comedy, The Canterbury Tales, and The Odyssey, but it is in Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court that he has found his match. Inspired by Twain's comic irreverence for the Knights of the Round Table, Chwast's illustrations showcase his humor at its finest. He brings us a brilliant imagining of the beloved hero, Hank Morgan, as well as the full cast of Camelot characters, from Merlin to Lancelot to the king himself. With a bold and colorful design and no shortage of witty surprises, this is Mark Twain as you've never seen him before.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Facsim. of the 1st Ed

Author: Hamlin Lewis Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 575

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Oxford Bookworms Library: Starter: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain,Alan Hines

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194234115

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 48

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Word count 890 Suitable for young learners

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Samuel Clemens

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 1602911452

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 2751

These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page eBook retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time, knowing what you know now? That is the story of a Connecticut Yankee who is magically transported back to King Arthur's time. But with the knowledge of modern technology. Will modern technology win out over the magic of Merline, the court magician?

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Webster's Italian Thesaurus Edition)

Author: Icon Reference

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780497899837

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 380

View: 1049

If you are either learning Italian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Italian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Italian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Italian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

Arthurian Romances

Author: Chretien de Troyes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147517

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9443

Filled with romantic tales of Lancelot and early Grail legends, this exacting translation of de Troyes' verse narratives written in the 12th century features four romances that expound on the ideals of French chivalry.

King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court

Author: Kim Iverson Headlee

Publisher: Lucky Bat Books

ISBN: 193905172X

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 7078

How sick are you of US politics? How doomed is the world because of who has claimed the Oval Office throne—er, chair? Refresh your spirit by laughing along with what Mark Twain might have written about today’s political falderal. “Solidly entertaining.” —Publishers Weekly WINNER 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction & Fantasy. Morgan le Fay, sixth-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, D.C., of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels. Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise. Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball… and the human heart. Mark Twain began work on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in 1879—the same year the Yankee Hank Morgan departed for his sojourn in sixth-century Britain. The first edition was published in 1889 and features more than 200 illustrations by the man who later would become founder of the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Carter Beard. These illustrations are now in the public domain, and a handful have been incorporated into King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court as an artistic homage to this classic edition of the first time travel story in all literature.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: L. David Allen,James L. Roberts

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780822003243

Category: Education

Page: 64

View: 9883

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Comedy in Three Acts Based on Mark Twain's Book of the Same Title

Author: John Grant Fuller

Publisher: Baker's Plays

ISBN: 9780874409161

Category: Americans

Page: 155

View: 6159

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Webster's Chinese-traditional Thesaurus Edition

Author: Icon Reference

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780497901639

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 380

View: 7365

If you are either learning Chinese, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Chinese speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Chinese-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Chinese synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Study Guide CD

Author: Saddleback Educational Publishing

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 1599052911

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 16

View: 9920

These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Containing 11 reproducible exercises to maximize vocabulary development and comprehension skills, these guides include pre- and post- reading activities, story synopses, key vocabulary, and answer keys. The guides are digital and only available on CD-ROM; simply print the activities you need for each

Mark Twain in the Margins

The Quarry Farm Marginalia and a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Joe B. Fulton

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817354735

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

View: 7779

By redefining Twain's aesthetic, Fulton reinvigorates current debates about what constitutes literary realism."--Jacket.

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