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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. In the book, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut named Hank Morgan receives a severe blow to the head and is somehow transported in time and space to England during the reign of King Arthur.

HARTFORD, July 21, 1889. A connecticut yankee in king arthur's court. A word of explanation. It was in Warwick Castle that I came across the curious strangerwhom I am going to talk about.

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Марк Твен A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The ungentle laws and customs touched upon in this tale are historical, and the episodes which are used to illustrate them are also historical. HARTFORD, July 21, 1889. As I laid the book down there was a knock at the door, and my stranger came in. I gave him a pipe and a chair, and made him welcome. Chapter II king arthur's court. The moment I got a chance I slipped aside privately and touched an ancient common looking man on the shoulder and said, in an insinuating, confidential way: "Friend, do me a kindness.

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A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT by MARK TWAIN (Samuel Clemens) PREFACE 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 civilizati. Читать онлайн A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. by MARK TWAIN (Samuel Clemens).

At last this sort of remark produced an evil result. Our owner was a practical person and he perceived that this defect must be mended if he hoped to find a purchaser for the king. So he went to work to take the style out of his sacred majesty. I could have given the man some valuable advice, but I didn't; you mustn't volunteer advice to a slave-driver unless you want to damage the cause you are arguing for.

Chapter II king arthur's court. Chapter XXVII the yankee and the king travel incognito. 3. Chapter III knights of the table round. 41. Chapter XXVIII drilling the king. 42. Chapter XXIX the smallpox hut.

King Arthur joins him, but has extreme difficulty in acting like a peasant convincingly. Twain first conceived of the idea behind A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in December 1884 and worked on it between 1885 and 1889

King Arthur joins him, but has extreme difficulty in acting like a peasant convincingly. Although Arthur is somewhat disillusioned about the national standard of life after hearing the story of a mother infected with smallpox, he still ends up getting Hank and himself hunted down by the members of a village after making several extremely erroneous remarks about agriculture. Twain first conceived of the idea behind A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in December 1884 and worked on it between 1885 and 1889. The principal part of the writing was done at Twain's summer home at Elmira, New York and was completed at Hartford, Connecticut.

A connecticut yankee in king arthur’s court. The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Complete, by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at ww. utenberg. Title: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Complete. Author: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). Release Date: August 20, 2006 Last Updated: May 25, 2018.

Standard or slim CD case insert. Come and hear the strange tail of The Boss Hank Morgan, a modern day (at the time of publication) Connecticut Yankee who inexplicably finds himself transported to the court of the legendary King Arthur (as the title of the book implies). Hank, or simply, The Boss, as he comes to be most frequently known, quickly uses his modern day knowledge and education to pass himself off as a great magician, to get himself out of all sorts of surprising, (and frequently amusing) situations, as well as to advance the technological and cultural status of the nation in which he finds himself.

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

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court epub download

ISBN13: 978-1613823774

ISBN: 1613823770

Author: Mark Twain

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Knight's Publishing (June 4, 2012)

Pages: 362 pages

ePUB size: 1310 kb

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Rating: 4.5

Votes: 107

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Brick my own
This is not a complete copy of the book, and it is poorly formatted. It is missing the initial "A Note of Explanation", in which Twain tells his tale of meeting a stranger in Warwick Castle, who gives him a journal that recounts the body of the book. If you haven't read Connecticut Yankee before, you may have some difficulty picking up the thread of the narrative. And if you have read it, you will know something is missing. I don't recommend this copy of the book--there are free versions that are more complete and better formatted.
Brick my own
This is not a complete copy of the book, and it is poorly formatted. It is missing the initial "A Note of Explanation", in which Twain tells his tale of meeting a stranger in Warwick Castle, who gives him a journal that recounts the body of the book. If you haven't read Connecticut Yankee before, you may have some difficulty picking up the thread of the narrative. And if you have read it, you will know something is missing. I don't recommend this copy of the book--there are free versions that are more complete and better formatted.
Faulkree
Twain's time travel tale takes us back to the time of King Author and the Knights of the Round Table. Unlike most glamorous takes on the old tale, Twain paints a picture of absurdity, superstition, and human misery. The honor culture of brave knights and fair maidens is revealed to be a place of incredible ignorance, extreme poverty, and shameful inequality. The narrator of the book, Hank, finds himself unexplainably in sixth century England, where he quickly asserts himself as a magician by utilizing his knowledge of science and history. Fred is a remarkably competent man is able to begin a transformation of the realm into a more friendly and advanced place. Industry, politics, and universal suffrage are his aims, and he makes rapid progress in all three. The humor in the book centers around Hank outwitting the inhabitants of the past, especially Merlin.

As other reviewers have pointed out, the book is actually quite long. Parts feel repetitive and parts feel unnecessary, but it is still good writing and mostly enjoyable. I was expecting a light and easy read, and while this is not exactly that, it is still a great look into the witty mind of Mark Twain.

This Kindle edition was transcribed fine but there are some issues with spacing. Parts of the book have return carriages so that if your font is not sized very small, each line is broken up into a couple of smaller, truncated lines. This does not always make for a smooth read, but it is only in a few parts of the book, so no big deal.
Faulkree
Twain's time travel tale takes us back to the time of King Author and the Knights of the Round Table. Unlike most glamorous takes on the old tale, Twain paints a picture of absurdity, superstition, and human misery. The honor culture of brave knights and fair maidens is revealed to be a place of incredible ignorance, extreme poverty, and shameful inequality. The narrator of the book, Hank, finds himself unexplainably in sixth century England, where he quickly asserts himself as a magician by utilizing his knowledge of science and history. Fred is a remarkably competent man is able to begin a transformation of the realm into a more friendly and advanced place. Industry, politics, and universal suffrage are his aims, and he makes rapid progress in all three. The humor in the book centers around Hank outwitting the inhabitants of the past, especially Merlin.

As other reviewers have pointed out, the book is actually quite long. Parts feel repetitive and parts feel unnecessary, but it is still good writing and mostly enjoyable. I was expecting a light and easy read, and while this is not exactly that, it is still a great look into the witty mind of Mark Twain.

This Kindle edition was transcribed fine but there are some issues with spacing. Parts of the book have return carriages so that if your font is not sized very small, each line is broken up into a couple of smaller, truncated lines. This does not always make for a smooth read, but it is only in a few parts of the book, so no big deal.
Kulalbine
The unquestionable master Sam Clemens, Mark Twain, wrote this marvelous piece to lampoon monarchy and organized religion. He also intended a large advertisement for science, technology, capitalism, and democracy. Well done. And the touches of Twain's acid-tongued humor make me laugh out loud.

After being hit in the head so hard that it "seemed to spring every joint in my skull and made it overlap its neighbor", Hank Morgan, a citizen of late-19th-century Connecticut, finds himself being chased up a tree by one of King Arthur's Knights. When he accepts that these people are not insane (Somehow the notion that HE might be in a delirium never occurs to him), he decides that, because of his vastly superior education, he'll be running this country within a few years. And he is. Then he decides to overthrow the ancient barbarities and institute true civilization. And he does. For a while.

Mr. Twain uses the notion of time travel the way the best fantasy and science fiction authors use their genres: to compare and contrast today's world. And, being Mark Twain, he does it well.

It's odd how the abused are curiously sheltered, as if their maturing stopped when they began to be abused and they never matured past that. So the cynic can be curiously naive.

This book came to me when I was about 11. I loved it and still remember large sections of it from that glorious pubescent reading. This, my second reading, I have read it a second time now, and I am now five years older than Twain was when it was published. Now I find it delightful and I laugh an adolescent's laugh (Truly little boys never grow up. Our toys just get more expensive) at his merciless tweaking the nose of authority.

But now I find naive the notion that Hank could have become "The Boss" and second in command of England as easily as that. Nor do I think his takeover could have been nearly so complete.

What rings true is how that takeover could come crashing down so completely, so suddenly. Twain believed in reason and education. I think tradition, prejudice, and emotion trump them.

That having been said, I love this book! I recommend it without qualification and I hope to hear rebuttals to my comments.
Kulalbine
The unquestionable master Sam Clemens, Mark Twain, wrote this marvelous piece to lampoon monarchy and organized religion. He also intended a large advertisement for science, technology, capitalism, and democracy. Well done. And the touches of Twain's acid-tongued humor make me laugh out loud.

After being hit in the head so hard that it "seemed to spring every joint in my skull and made it overlap its neighbor", Hank Morgan, a citizen of late-19th-century Connecticut, finds himself being chased up a tree by one of King Arthur's Knights. When he accepts that these people are not insane (Somehow the notion that HE might be in a delirium never occurs to him), he decides that, because of his vastly superior education, he'll be running this country within a few years. And he is. Then he decides to overthrow the ancient barbarities and institute true civilization. And he does. For a while.

Mr. Twain uses the notion of time travel the way the best fantasy and science fiction authors use their genres: to compare and contrast today's world. And, being Mark Twain, he does it well.

It's odd how the abused are curiously sheltered, as if their maturing stopped when they began to be abused and they never matured past that. So the cynic can be curiously naive.

This book came to me when I was about 11. I loved it and still remember large sections of it from that glorious pubescent reading. This, my second reading, I have read it a second time now, and I am now five years older than Twain was when it was published. Now I find it delightful and I laugh an adolescent's laugh (Truly little boys never grow up. Our toys just get more expensive) at his merciless tweaking the nose of authority.

But now I find naive the notion that Hank could have become "The Boss" and second in command of England as easily as that. Nor do I think his takeover could have been nearly so complete.

What rings true is how that takeover could come crashing down so completely, so suddenly. Twain believed in reason and education. I think tradition, prejudice, and emotion trump them.

That having been said, I love this book! I recommend it without qualification and I hope to hear rebuttals to my comments.
Joni_Dep
Having tired of the likes of Cornwell, Patterson, Grisham, Baldacci, Cussler, Sandford, e.t al, I decided to give into the Classics. Steinbeck, Hemingway Dreiser, and all of the rest of the 25-30 greats that I sampled lived up to their advanced billing (with the exception of James Joyce who is totally incomprehensible). But as great as they were, none lived up to the pleasure that I experienced with this work by the genius of Mark Twain. Surely, we all whitewashed the fence with Tom Sawyer, and we floated the Mississippi with Huck Finn, but nothing prepared me to be transported 13 centuries back in time with the ability to take those 13 centuries of technological progress with me. I bought into it completely. Twain is a genius with the written word--so much so that I wish that I had been able to go with him. Try it. You will like it. Enjoy the ride.
Joni_Dep
Having tired of the likes of Cornwell, Patterson, Grisham, Baldacci, Cussler, Sandford, e.t al, I decided to give into the Classics. Steinbeck, Hemingway Dreiser, and all of the rest of the 25-30 greats that I sampled lived up to their advanced billing (with the exception of James Joyce who is totally incomprehensible). But as great as they were, none lived up to the pleasure that I experienced with this work by the genius of Mark Twain. Surely, we all whitewashed the fence with Tom Sawyer, and we floated the Mississippi with Huck Finn, but nothing prepared me to be transported 13 centuries back in time with the ability to take those 13 centuries of technological progress with me. I bought into it completely. Twain is a genius with the written word--so much so that I wish that I had been able to go with him. Try it. You will like it. Enjoy the ride.
Whiteseeker
Four stars because it is a classic, but it's quite different from the old comic movie that was a poor reflection of the book. It's a bit hard to read in the original Nineteenth Century style, and the hero does some pretty unlikely things, but the biggest surprise is the enormous amount of death and killing that is treated matter-of-factly, with no fanfare and little horror. Unexpected from the author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Whiteseeker
Four stars because it is a classic, but it's quite different from the old comic movie that was a poor reflection of the book. It's a bit hard to read in the original Nineteenth Century style, and the hero does some pretty unlikely things, but the biggest surprise is the enormous amount of death and killing that is treated matter-of-factly, with no fanfare and little horror. Unexpected from the author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Coiron
Nick Offerman’s narration is genius. He brings Twain’s wry humor and sly political and economic commentary alive. He even brings life to the Medieval English passages. And his acrobatic vocal range successfully & delightfully distinguishes each character, across gender, age, and class.
Coiron
Nick Offerman’s narration is genius. He brings Twain’s wry humor and sly political and economic commentary alive. He even brings life to the Medieval English passages. And his acrobatic vocal range successfully & delightfully distinguishes each character, across gender, age, and class.