A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Paperback)

By Mark Twain, Daniel Carter Beard (Illustrator), Roy Blount, Jr. (Introduction by)
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Description


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.

About the Author


Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), best known to the world by his pen-name Mark Twain, was an author and humorist, noted for his novels The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel," and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876, among many others.

Daniel Beard was born in 1850 and lived most of his life in Kentucky. From an early age, Beard decided to devote his life to American boyhood. He was a prolific writer, illustrator, the founder of two different societies for boys and one of the original founding members of the Boy Scouts of America. Before his death in 1941, Beard received the only Golden Eagle badge ever awarded from the Boy Scouts of America, and had the mountain peak adjoining Mt. McKinley in Alaska named in his honor.

Roy Blount Jr.'s recent books include the memoir "Be Sweet" and "Roy Blount's Book of Southern Humor".

Praise For…


"Twain is the funniest literary American writer. . . . [I]t must have been a great pleasure to be him."
--George Saunders

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375757808
ISBN-10: 0375757805
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: December 4th, 2001
Pages: 512
Language: English