A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

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by Mark Twain

Satire Science Fiction Fantasy Adventure Historical Fiction Technology vs. Nature The Inconsistencies of Historical Romanticism Social Inequality The Complexities of Time Travel Humor and Irony

PAGES
653
ESTIMATED TIME
9 hours 51 minutes
PACE
Intermediate
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED
1889
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE
English
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1744

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is a novel written by Mark Twain and first published in 1889.

Hank Morgan is a Connecticut weapons engineer who, after receiving a blow to the head, is inexplicably transported to 6th century England during the reign of the legendary King Arthur.

Thanks to his technological know-how, Hank quickly thrives in a society dominated by chivalry, magic, and rigid social structures. He even becomes the king's chief minister.

With ingenuity and knowledge, he introduces innovations such as the printing press and gunpowder to the kingdom in an effort to modernize society. Despite his well-intentioned efforts, however, he encounters strong cultural and social opposition.

In this work, Twain offers a reflection on human nature, social progress, or power, while satirizing the society of his time, characterized by the technological optimism and cultural imperialism of the late nineteenth century.

"“Camelot—Camelot,” said I to myself. "I don’t seem to remember hearing of it before. Name of the asylum, likely.” It was a soft, reposeful summer landscape, as lovely as a dream, and as lonesome as Sunday. The air was full of the smell of flowers, and the buzzing of insects, and the twittering of birds, and there were no people, no wagons, there was no stir of life, nothing going on."

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About Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist the Unite...

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