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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Review

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

Product Description

When Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious, he wakes not to the familiar scenes of nineteenth-century America but to the bewildering sights and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. Although confused at first and quickly imprisoned, he soon realises that his knowledge of the future can transform his fate. Correctly predicting a solar eclipse from inside his prison cell, Morgan terrifies the people of England into releasing him and swiftly establishes himself as the most powerful magician in the land, stronger than Merlin and greatly admired by Arthur himself. But the wishes for more than simply a place at the Round Table. Soon, he begins a far greater struggle: to bring American democratic ideals to Old England. Complex and fascinating, "A connecticut yankee" is a darkly comic consideration of the nature of human nature and society.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Publisher

10 1.5-hour cassettes
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

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

About the Author

Mark Twain is the pseudonym of (1835 - 1910). Mark Twain was always nostalgic about his childhood and in 1876 The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was published, based on his own experiences. The book was soon recognised as a work of genius and eight years later the sequel, The , was published.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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From AudioFile

A practical, no-nonsense of 1889, knocked unconscious in a fight, wakes up in old England of 528, where, by dint of his industry, he becomes Sir Boss, a prominent and dissident member of the Round Table. With a trace of cockney in his voice, Chris Walker sprints through Mark Twain's revision of the chivalric ideal as if he were late for an appointment, tripping occasionally and never quite connecting with the authorial personality. He has no idea of what a is or why placing one in Camelot should produce such telling thematic consequences. His main achievement is in keeping so much of the text straight at such high RPM. Y.R. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
--This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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