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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court | [Mark Twain]

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is both a whimsical fantasy and a social satire chock-full of brilliant Twainisms. Hank Morgan, a nineteenth-century American---a Connecticut Yankee---by a stroke of fate is sent back into time to sixth-century England and ends up in Camelot and King Arthur's Court.
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is both a whimsical fantasy and a social satire chock-full of brilliant Twainisms. Hank Morgan, a 19th-century American - a Connecticut Yankee - by a stroke of fate is sent back into time to sixth-century England and ends up in Camelot and King Arthur's Court. Although of average intelligence, he finds himself with knowledge beyond any of those in the sixth century, and he uses it to become the king's right-hand man and to challenge Merlin as the court magician. Astounded at the way of life in Camelot, Hank does the only thing he can think of to do: change them. In his attempt to civilize medieval Camelot, he experiences many challenges and misadventures.

Public Domain (P)2010 Tantor

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    Heather Portland, OR, United States 06-19-13
    Heather Portland, OR, United States 06-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointed. I was expecting to be entertained."
    What disappointed you about A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court?

    It was painfully boring.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Mark Twain again?

    Yes, I loved Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He over did it a bit.


    What character would you cut from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court?

    All of them. I would prefer it if the book didn't exist at all. Once I start a book, I have to finish it and this was more like a chore than something enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    I am usually pretty easily entertained but this was almost an agony to finish it. I guess after his other books I just was expecting something excellent.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rosalyn Soap Lake, WA, United States 04-06-13
    Rosalyn Soap Lake, WA, United States 04-06-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"
    What would have made A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court better?

    anything could have made it better, it was boring and, frankly, not a good book


    What could Mark Twain have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    not have written it at all, although it made a good movie.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    did not like the readers voice


    What character would you cut from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court?

    couldn't say


    Any additional comments?

    I think this is the worst book I have ever ordered from Amazon. If it was a paper book I'd send it back, I don't even want it on my Kindle

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 02-19-13
    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 02-19-13 Member Since 2011

    I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.

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    "Not a great story in my humble opinion"

    To be really honest it got on my nerves a bit. The premise was interesting but I think that Mr Clemens only managed to come out of it sounding a little like the mythical American who is supposed to think that all things American are the best. I know it was supposed to be funny, I didn't miss the point but, I just started to find the entire premise a little awkward toward the second half. Having said that the narrator is good.

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    Alex Stein SANTA ROSA, CA, United States 02-22-13
    Alex Stein SANTA ROSA, CA, United States 02-22-13
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    "Wish I hadn't gotten this."
    What would have made A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court better?

    Idea seemed good but having a hard time getting into it. Maybe not a Mark Twain fan.


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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