A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Mark Twain, Mark Twain (Preface by)
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Description


This novel tells the story of Hank Morgan, the quintessential self-reliant New Englander who brings to King Arthur’s Age of Chivalry the “great and beneficent” miracles of nineteenth-century engineering and American ingenuity. Through the collision of past and present, Twain exposes the insubstantiality of both utopias, destroying the myth of the romantic ideal as well as his own era’s faith in scientific and social progress.

A central document in American intellectual history, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is at once a hilarious comedy of anachronisms and incongruities, a romantic fantasy, a utopian vision, and a savage, anarchic social satire that only one of America’s greatest writers could pen.

About the Author


Lin Salamo, Victor Fischer, and Michael B. Frank are editors at the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley.

Lin Salamo, Victor Fischer, and Michael B. Frank are editors at the Mark Twain Project of The Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley.

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: 9780553211436
ISBN-10: 0553211439
Publisher: Bantam Books
Publication Date: October 1983
Pages: 288
Language: English