A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Illustrated)

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Illustrated)

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by Mark Twain
     
 

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In it, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician—and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and… See more details below

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In it, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician—and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and the shoring up of a holy well. He attempts to modernize the past, but in the end he is unable to prevent the death of Arthur and an interdict against him by the Catholic Church of the time, which grows fearful of his power. Twain wrote the book as a burlesque of Romantic notions of chivalry after being inspired by a dream in which he was a knight himself, and severely inconvenienced by the weight and cumbersome nature of his armor.

with original illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781632955548
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
06/19/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
74,574
File size:
1 MB

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