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.
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This book started me on my love for alternate histories. I especially enjoy the modern man cast back in time stories. It gets me thinking about what could I do in that situation. I would be in trouble right off because I'm to big to climb a tree.
Sci-Fiction and Fantasy rules.
A fun book to read. Top 25 in my reading list.
The destruction of Merlin's tower.
This book will keep you interested all the way through.
When faced with logic and reason, people still believe the woo.
It was ok overall. The reader was really good performing the female voices, period accents, etc. It was an good enough story but seemed to drag on for quite some time. I wouldn't want to pay the normal $20+ for it but for $1 you can't complain.
Mark Twain is one of the best writers in american history. Taking this classic story and adding the voice talents of a master like William Dufris makes this into magic.
The playful way that the story compares and contrastes the cultures of the past and present.
Hard to compare to other books. It is a contemporary critique of the Arthurian error. In contrast to The Once and Future King that has a more rmantic view of the ideals of the period.
The way the characters are personified and compelling a great match for Twains writing style.
When our Yankee Hero realizes his dream is lost, and how he describes what went wrong.
this one definitely shows mark twain's imagination. you think he had an imagination in the adventures of: tom sawyer or huckleberry finn, this one is off the charts. well done! they say charles dickens is the best england has produced, while being very imaginative charles dickens doesn't have the consistantcy that mark twain delivers.
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