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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: N.A


Category: Americans

Page: 450

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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.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: 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

Author: Jeffrey Hatcher,Mark Twain

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 0822235498

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 75

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Lancelot, Guinevere, and Merlin come tumbling your way in this contemporary adaptation of the satirical tale from America’s favorite humorist. Wander with Twain as he time travels to 6th-century England through the eyes of Hank Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut, who is unexpectedly transported back to the time of legendary King Arthur. Hank astonishes the Middle Age with modern technology and pop culture. These tricks from the future initially advance and improve King Arthur’s Court, but society ultimately struggles to evolve 1,300 years into the future. Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation of Twain’s romp exposes the foibles and fortes of both ages, leading audiences to question and laugh at themselves and the principles of the 21st century.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Edited by Bernard L. Stein. Original illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520268164

Category: Fiction

Page: 479

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A blow to 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.

The Bible According to Mark Twain

Author: Mark Twain,Howard G. Baetzhold,Joseph B. Mccullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684824396

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Compiles letters, essays, diaries, and excerpts about heaven, hell, sinners, and saints

The Chronic Argonauts

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: H. G. Wells

ISBN: 6050441103

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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"The Chronic Argonauts" is a short story written by H. G. Wells. First published by the Royal College of Science in 1888, it predates Wells's more famous time travelling novel, The Time Machine, by seven years. Although Wells is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively, "The Clock that Went Backward" by Edward Page Mitchell, was published in 1881 and involves a clock that allows a person to travel backwards in time.

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

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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.

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

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

A Pup in King Arthur's Court

Author: Joanne Barkan

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub

ISBN: 9780836825930

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 164

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When Joe and David decide to use a computer to publish a sports newsletter that will outshine the one that the school produces, Wishbone is reminded of Mark Twain's story and imagines himself as Hank Morgan, a nineteenth-century American who travels back in time to King Arthur's court.

The Writings of Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Shock and Awe

American Exceptionalism and the Imperatives of the Spectacle in Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: William V. Spanos

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 1611684625

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Inspired by the foreign policy entanglements of recent years, William V. Spanos offers a dramatic interpretation of TwainÕs classic A Connecticut Yankee in King ArthurÕs Court, providing a fresh assessment of the place of a global America in the American imaginary. Spanos insists that Twain identifies with his protagonist, particularly in his defining use of the spectacle, and thus with an American exceptionalism that uncannily anticipates the George W. Bush administrationÕs normalization of the state of exception and the imperial policy of Òpreemptive war,Ó unilateral Òregime change,Ó and Òshock and aweÓ tactics. Equally stimulating is SpanosÕs thoroughly original ontology of American exceptionalism and imperialism and his tracing of these forces in Twain studies and criticism over the past century.

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

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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

Historical Romances

The Prince and the Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

Author: Mark Twain,Susan K. Harris

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9780940450820

Category: Fiction

Page: 1029

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An anthology encompassing The Prince and the Pauper, A Connecticut Yankee, and Joan of Arc features Twain's imaginative studies of the Middle Ages, in a children's classic, a unique comic-violent fantasy, and a respectful fictional biography.

King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court

Author: Kim Iverson Headlee

Publisher: Lucky Bat Books

ISBN: 193905172X

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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How sick are you of US politics? Afraid of what’s happening to America because your chosen candidate didn’t prevail? Do you believe the world is doomed regardless 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 Note of Explanation

Author: Vita Sackville-West

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452170045

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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A Note of Explanation is a previously unknown work by iconic writer Vita Sackville-West. Written in 1922, it was recently rediscovered as a miniature book in Queen Mary's dollhouse in Windsor Castle. Witty and stylish, the story recounts the antics of a time-traveling sprite who inhabits the dollhouse. This illustrated ebook edition presents the story for the first time since 1924. Lovers of literature and history will rejoice in this irresistible one-of-a-kind ebook.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: L. David Allen,James L. Roberts

Publisher: Cliff Notes

ISBN: 9780822003243

Category: Education

Page: 64

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The Million Pound Bank Note

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635269358

Category: Fiction

Page: 16

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The story takes place in Victorian London, where two very rich, eccentric brothers give the penniless story protagonist, Henry Adams, one million pounds of money in the form of a single peerless bank note. Henry would not be easily able to exchange that note in the bank without being questioned about how he had come to it, charged with theft and arrested. He would also not be able to spend it since no ordinary person would be able to change it.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Author: Марк Твен

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040223013

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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