A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015019144156
Release Date: 1889
Genre: Americans

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
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822235491
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Performing Arts

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

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192839020
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Fiction

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:
ISBN: UOM:39015038083740
Release Date: 1917
Genre: Americans

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: EDCON Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780848111786
Release Date: 2012-02-15
Genre: Fiction

Bring The Classics To Life Series. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Readers will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. Knowledge of Classics is a cultural necessity and these will improve fluency, vocabulary and comprehension through a high Interest / low readability format. Each eBookis divided into 10 short high quality illustrated chapters - Was written using McGraw-Hill's Core Vocabulary - Has been measured by the Fry Readability Formula - Defines and uses in context new vocabulary, prior to each chapter.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court

Author: Seymour Chwast
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781620408537
Release Date: 2014-12-16
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

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 Chronic Argonauts

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: H. G. Wells
ISBN: 9786050441109
Release Date: 2016-05-18
Genre: Fiction

"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: 0497899833
Release Date: 2006-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

A Pup in King Arthur s Court

Author: Joanne Barkan
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub
ISBN: 0836825934
Release Date: 1999-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court Study Guide CD

Author: Saddleback Educational Publishing
Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ
ISBN: 9781599052915
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

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

Shock and Awe

Author: William V. Spanos
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press
ISBN: 9781611684629
Release Date: 2013-10-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

King Arthur s Sister in Washington s Court

Author: Kim Iverson Headlee
Publisher: Lucky Bat Books
ISBN: 9781939051721
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Fiction

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.