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
anything could have made it better, it was boring and, frankly, not a good book
not have written it at all, although it made a good movie.
did not like the readers voice
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
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
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.
Idea seemed good but having a hard time getting into it. Maybe not a Mark Twain fan.
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