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Mod Lib Connecticut Yankee/ King Arthur : Modern Library Classics - Mark Twain

Mod Lib Connecticut Yankee/ King Arthur

Modern Library Classics

Paperback Published: 1st December 2001
ISBN: 9780375757808
Number Of Pages: 512

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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.

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

Illustrationsp. xi
Forewordp. xv
Prefacep. xxi
A Word of Explanationp. 1
Camelotp. 10
King Arthur's Courtp. 14
Knights of the Table Roundp. 22
Sir Dinadan the Humoristp. 30
An Inspirationp. 36
The Eclipsep. 44
Merlin's Towerp. 52
The Bossp. 62
The Tournamentp. 72
Beginnings of Civilizationp. 80
The Yankee in Search of Adventuresp. 88
Slow Torturep. 98
Freemen!p. 106
"Defend Thee, Lord!"p. 118
Sandy's Talep. 126
Morgan le Fayp. 138
A Royal Banquetp. 148
In the Queen's Dungeonsp. 160
Knight-Errantry as a Tradep. 174
The Ogre's Castlep. 180
The Pilgrimsp. 190
The Holy Fountainp. 204
Restoration of the Fountainp. 216
A Rival Magicianp. 226
A Competitive Examinationp. 238
The First Newspaperp. 252
The Yankee and the King Travel Incognitop. 264
Drilling the Kingp. 274
The Small-Pox Hutp. 282
The Tragedy of the Manor Housep. 290
Marcop. 302
Dowley's Humiliationp. 312
Sixth-Century Political Economyp. 322
The Yankee and the King Sold as Slavesp. 336
A Pitiful Incidentp. 350
An Encounter in the Darkp. 360
An Awful Predicamentp. 366
Sir Launcelot and Knights to the Rescuep. 376
The Yankee's Fight with the Knightsp. 382
Three Years Laterp. 396
The Interdictp. 406
War!p. 412
The Battle of the Sand-Beltp. 426
A Postscript by Clarencep. 442
Referencesp. 451
Explanatory Notesp. 455
Note on the Textp. 477
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ISBN: 9780375757808
ISBN-10: 0375757805
Series: Modern Library Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.3  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition