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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."
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--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product Description

The ungentle laws and customs touched upon in this tale are historical, and the episodes which are used to illustrate them are also historical. It is not pretended that these laws and customs existed in England in the sixth century; no, it is only pretended that inasmuch as they existed in the English and other civilizations of far later times, it is safe to consider that it is no libel upon the sixth century to suppose them to have been in practice in that day also. One is quite justified in inferring that whatever one of these laws or customs was lacking in that remote time, its place was competently filled by a worse one

From the Publisher

10 1.5-hour cassettes
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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 Connecticut Yankee 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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