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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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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.

Daniel Carter Beard illustrated the first edition of Yankee in 1889, and Mark Twain praised his work as "better than the book--which is a good deal for me to say, I reckon." This Mark Twain Library edition reprints the text based on the author's manuscript, all 221 of Beard's illustrations, and the notes from the California scholarly edition.

About the Author

The Mark Twain Project is a major editorial and publishing program of The Bancroft Library. Its six resident editors are at work on a comprehensive scholarly edition of all of Mark Twain's private papers and published works. Twenty-three of an estimated seventy volumes in The Works and Papers of Mark Twain are currently available.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520051096
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Beard, Daniel C.
Author:
Beard, Dan
Author:
Beard, Daniel Carter
Author:
Stein, Bernard L.
Author:
Beard, Daniel C.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Great brataan
Subject:
Time travel -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Mark Twain Library
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19840306
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
501
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.5 in 22 oz

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