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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Composition and Publication, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)

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"Backgrounds and Sources" includes selections on King Arthur from the Oxford Companion to English Literature; on the total eclipse from The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus by Washington Irving; and on the "king's touch," the ascetic saints, and the financing of the Mansion House by W. E. H. Lecky. Selections from Clemens's letters, notebooks, autobiography, and other writings and newspaper reports of his 1886 manuscript reading at Governor's Island show how the novel developed. A section of the Beard illustrations includes material by Beard, Clemens, and Henry Nash Smith. The English edition is discussed by Dennis Welland.

Early critical views are by Sylvester Baxter, William Dean Howells, Andrew Lang, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Whibley, Albert Bigelow Paine, John B. Hoben, and anonymous reviewers in the London Daily Telegraph and the Boston Literary World. The later critical essays are by Howard G. Baetzhold, James D. Williams, Kenneth S. Lynn, James M. Cox, Louis J. Budd, Henry Nash Smith, David Ketterer, and Everett Carter.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.

Synopsis:

This edition of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court reprints the text of the first American edition, approved by Clemens and published by his own company. Accompanying the text are thirteen of the original illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard, many of which are caricatures of well-known figures of the day. Annotations point out significant textual problems and variants, as well as explaining unfamiliar references within the text.

Synopsis:

Hank Morgan, a nineteenth-century American who is accidentally returned to sixth-century England, is a powerful analysis of such issues as monarchy versus democracy and free will versus determinism, but it is also one of Twain's finest comic novels, still fresh and funny after more than 100 years.

About the Author

Mark Twain(1835-1910) is the author of such classics as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finnand "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."Allison R. Ensoris professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University. His is the author of Mark Twain and the Bible.

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ISBN:
9780393951370
Editor:
Ensor, Allison E.
Author:
Ensor, Allison E.
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Ensor, Allison R.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
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Fiction
Subject:
Classics
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American
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Novels and novellas
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American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Americans
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Time travel
Subject:
Arthurian romances
Subject:
Knights and knighthood
Subject:
Middle Ages in literature.
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Medievalism.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Twain, Mark
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 453-455.
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
19820331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
472
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.2 x 1 in 0.975 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This edition of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court reprints the text of the first American edition, approved by Clemens and published by his own company. Accompanying the text are thirteen of the original illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard, many of which are caricatures of well-known figures of the day. Annotations point out significant textual problems and variants, as well as explaining unfamiliar references within the text.
"Synopsis" by , Hank Morgan, a nineteenth-century American who is accidentally returned to sixth-century England, is a powerful analysis of such issues as monarchy versus democracy and free will versus determinism, but it is also one of Twain's finest comic novels, still fresh and funny after more than 100 years.
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