"The Yankee is a jewel. Nobody will ever be able to read, much less teach, it without this book." American Literature
A Connecticut Yankee is Mark Twain's most ambitious work: a tour de force with a science-fiction plot fold in the racy slang of a Hartford workingman, and sparkling with literary hijinks as well as social and political satire. The Yankee, suddenly transported from his native nineteenth-century America to the sleepy sixth-century Britain of King Arthur and his Round Table, vows brashly to "boss the whole country inside of three weeks." And so he does. This Mark Twain Library edition reprints the text based on the authors's manuscript, all 221 of Beard's illustrations, and the notes from the UC Press scholarly edition. Edited by Bernard L. Stein. Original Illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard.
Supported by generous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency, by private funding, and by contributions to the Mark Twain Project.
Series: Mark Twain Library
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 14th February 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised