A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court: Edited by Bernard L. Stein. Original illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard / Edition 3

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court: Edited by Bernard L. Stein. Original illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard / Edition 3

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by Mark Twain, Daniel Carter Beard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520268164

ISBN-13: 9780520268166

Pub. Date: 02/14/2011

Publisher: University of California Press


A Connecticut Yankee is Mark Twain’s most ambitious work, a tour de force with a science-fiction plot told in the racy slang of a Hartford workingman, sparkling with literary hijinks as well as social and political satire. Mark Twain characterized his novel as "one vast sardonic laugh at the trivialities, the servilities of our poor human race." The

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A Connecticut Yankee is Mark Twain’s most ambitious work, a tour de force with a science-fiction plot told in the racy slang of a Hartford workingman, sparkling with literary hijinks as well as social and political satire. Mark Twain characterized his novel as "one vast sardonic laugh at the trivialities, the servilities of our poor human race." The Yankee, suddenly transported from his native nineteenth-century America to the sleepy sixth-century Britain of King Arthur and the Round Table, vows brashly to "boss the whole country inside of three weeks." And so he does. Emerging as "The Boss," he embarks on an ambitious plan to modernize Camelot—with unexpected results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520268166
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Series:
Mark Twain Library Series
Edition description:
Edited by Bernard L. Stein. Original illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ILLUSTRATIONS, xi,
FOREWORD, xv,
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT,
Preface, xxi,
A Word of Explanation, 1,
1. Camelot, 10,
2. King Arthur's Court, 14,
3. Knights of the Table Round, 22,
4. Sir Dinadan the Humorist, 30,
5. An Inspiration, 36,
6. The Eclipse, 44,
7. Merlin's Tower, 52,
8. The Boss, 62,
9. The Tournament, 72,
10. Beginnings of Civilization, 80,
11. The Yankee in Search of Adventures, 88,
12. Slow Torture, 98,
13. Freemen!, 106,
14. "Defend Thee. Lord!", 118,
15. Sandy's Tale, 126,
16. Morgan le Fay, 138,
17. A Royal Banquet, 148,
18. In the Queen's Dungeons, 160,
19. Knight-Errantry as a Trade, 174,
20. The Ogre's Castle, 180,
21. The Pilgrims, 190,
22. The Holy Fountain, 204,
23. Restoration of the Fountain, 216,
24. A Rival Magician, 226,
25. A Competitive Examination, 238,
26. The First Newspaper, 252,
27. The Yankee and the King Travel Incognito, 264,
28. Drilling the King, 274,
29. The Small-Pox Hut, 282,
30. The Tragedy of the Manor House, 290,
31. Marco, 302,
32. Dowley's Humiliation, 312,
33. Sixth-Century Political Economy, 322,
34. The Yankee and the King Sold as Slaves, 336,
35. A Pitiful Incident, 350,
36. An Encounter in the Dark, 360,
37. An Awful Predicament, 366,
38. Sir Launcelot and Knights to the Rescue, 376,
39. The Yankee's Fight with the Knights, 382,
40. Three Years Later, 396,
41. The Interdict, 406,
42. War!, 412,
43. The Battle of the Sand-Belt, 426,
44. A Postscript by Clarence, 442,
REFERENCES, 451,
EXPLANATORY NOTES, 455,
NOTE ON THE TEXT, 477,

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 227 reviews.
DaveWheeler More than 1 year ago
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is a superb book and I highly recommend you check it out, so you may be wondering why I am reviewing this as one star only. This version of the nook book is busted, in the middle of chapter 39 (XXXIX) it cuts to an entirely different book! If this is what Barnes and Nobles is going to let happen to the nook this device will fail horribly.
Ramona Downing More than 1 year ago
Too many pages are missing or unreadable to even follow the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book... when it's more than three pages of the book! Seriously, this is seven pages of unreadable BS. Thanks for taking up storage space, ripoff! I'd give it zero if I could.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entire book consisted of 7 pages, beginning on page 304 of the original book, followed by 305, 384, and then the End.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This version is part of Google's initiative to digitize books. It clearly has been scanned and had OCR (optical character recognition) run to convert to digital text, with NO PROOFING of the scan, leaving numerous incorrect characters - typically several words per page with errors. Very distracting to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would love to read this sometime, but not this way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are just too many spelling mistakes in this version. I quit after only 2 pages. Hopefully you can find a better copy than this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are 2 actual pages of almost unreadable words. Whole story is not here.
eurekatpt More than 1 year ago
Plodded through this ebook. Wanted to read it because it was a classic but in finishing it, I've decided I'm not a big fan of social commentaries. Definitely had several humorous moments though and witty one-liners.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How about a refund?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are too full of yourself, or consider yourself of nobility, this book will give you an idea of Mark Twain's feeling about people like that. You have to not be too thin-skinned as he only thinly disguises his feelings. But the story is classic and a fun read as long as you recognize what Mark Twain is doing. A lot stretches the imagination, but in some cases that exercise is a good thing. It was not meant to be taken literally, since the premise is not actually possible, but is one man's opinion of what seemed to be wrong with the world. It's dressed in medieval garb, and a fun read. Don't miss this because of what others said - try it for yourself, and persevere through the entire book.
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Hopefully this review is tied to the right file - the one with a portrait of Mark Twain.
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Too many typos and "strange" symbols.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not worth the storage space.
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I was excited to read this book, but part of the story was cut off!
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This book was ok. There were a bunch of typos which made it annoying. Some parts were exciting and others were just plain boring, but what really bothered me though is the way the author critisizes the Church!!! What he says is simply NOT true and the reader should not believe it. -someone who knows what she's talking about
Cal-Dream-in More than 1 year ago
Reads like to days stupid headlines. Twain would laugh American government today, and it's NEVER good to have Twain laughing at you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, so i havent read the book, but i have found that if one book like this doesnt have eveeything, then you find the exact same one and see which one is correct. Hope thisheelps!