A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520929411
Release Date: 2002-06-21
Genre: Literary Criticism

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. Daniel Carter Beard illustrated the first edition of Yankee in 1889, and Mark Twain praised his work as "better than the book—which is a good deal for me to say, I reckon." This Mark Twain Library edition reprints the text based on the author’s manuscript, all 221 of Beard’s illustrations, and the notes from the California scholarly edition.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520036215
Release Date: 1979-12-12
Genre: Fiction

The 221 illustrations which Daniel Beard drew for the early editions of Twain's popular work are featured along with an uncorrupted text based on proofs, and instructions that passed between Twain and his publisher

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court with an Introduction by E Hudson Long

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Digireads.com
ISBN: 1420954709
Release Date: 2017-01-29
Genre: Fiction

First published in 1889, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" was inspired by a dream in which the author, Mark Twain, imagined himself as knight in the time of chivalry. The book relates the tale of Hank Morgan, an engineer from 19th century Hartford Connecticut, who is inexplicably transported to the early medieval England of King Arthur. While there he uses his knowledge of modern technology to appear as though he is a magician. Despite his best intentions, Hank's attempts to modernize the past bring about a tragic end. A bittersweet depiction of the Arthurian legend through the eyes of a 19th century American, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" satirizes the romanticized notions of chivalry and the idealization of the middle ages, in a delightful and enchanting way, exemplifying Mark Twain at his satirical best. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes an introduction by E. Hudson Long.

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 Diversion Illustrated Classics

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Diversion Books
ISBN: 9781626817999
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Fiction

Introducing Diversion Classics, an illustrated series that showcases great works of literature from the world's most beloved authors. When an accident knocks mechanic Hank Morgan from nineteenth-century Connecticut back to sixth-century Camelot, he finds himself in a new position of power. Armed with his knowledge of the future, Hank sets off on a quest to transform his destiny and prevent King Arthur’s death. With his trademark dark humor, Mark Twain crafts a critique of human nature that transcends the centuries between King Arthur, Hank Morgan, and today.

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 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.

A Study Guide for Mark Twain s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781410320568
Release Date: 2015-03-13
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court

Author: Icon Reference
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 0497901633
Release Date: 2006-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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: 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

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court Part 1

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher:
ISBN: 1539627802
Release Date: 2016-10-19
Genre:

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Children's Book; The conversation began; "Camelot-Camelot," said I to myself. "I don't seem to remember hearing of it before. Name of the asylum, likely." It was a soft, reposeful summer landscape, as lovely as a dream, and as lonesome as Sunday. The air was full of the smell of flowers, and the buzzing of insects, and the twittering of birds, and there were no people, no wagons, there was no stir of life, nothing going on. The road was mainly a winding path with hoof-prints in it, and now and then a faint trace of wheels on either side in the grass-wheels that apparently had a tire as broad as one's hand.