A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court



ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A Nineteenth Century American Travels Back In Time To Sixth Century England In This Darkly Comic Social Satire THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES A Concise Introduction That Gives The Reader Important Background Information A Chronology Of The Author S Life And Work A Timeline Of Significant Events That Provides The Book S Historical Context An Outline Of Key Themes And Plot Points To Guide The Reader S Own Interpretations Detailed Explanatory Notes Critical Analysis, Including Contemporary And Modern Perspectives On The Work Discussion Questions A List Of Recommended Related Books And Films To Broaden The Reader S ExperienceA Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1885 , called the Great American Novel , and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1876.Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer He apprenticed with a printer He also work Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1885 , called the Great American Novel , and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1876.Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer He apprenticed with a printer He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion s newspaper After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention His travelogues were also well received Twain had found his calling.He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.However, he lacked financial acumen Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.Born during a visit by Halley s Comet, he died on its return He was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age , and William Faulkner called Twain the father of American literature Excerpted from Wikipedia.

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  • 14 March 2017
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10 thoughts on “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court

  1. says:

    DNF 60%I just came to the realization a few minutes ago that I m a grown ass woman who doesn t have to read boring shit.And THIS This was some boring shit Ok, I ll be the first to admit that classics aren t my jam , but A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court looked, on the surface, fun enough to be readable.BZZZZT Ok, for example This woman whatshername is reading a reallyreallyreally dull account of some fight between knights But instead of just SAYING,Whatshername reads a really dul DNF 60%I just came to the realization a few minutes ago that I m a grown ass woman who doesn t have to read boring shit.And THIS This was some boring shit Ok, I ll be the first to admit that cl...

  2. says:

    It s rare that I get swept up in a story for class, but this book managed it I ve never read any Mark Twain before, and this was a super fun place to start with This book was hilarious, clever, and endlessly interesting It s biggest fault for me is its length there re...

  3. says:

    Most people think they know this story but they don t they just know the fish out of water story that is just the surface of this book this is really a story of about the biggest problems Mark Twain observed in his time period, including slavery, abuses of political power, unchecked fac...

  4. says:

    A buddy read with Anne, Ginger, and Jeff Please let me know if I forgot anybody.Does it even make sense to give a brief plot description for a classic book I always do, so here goes A typical 19th century Yankee from you guessed it Connecticut ended up in 6th century, right at King Arthur court Using modern skills and knowledge he secured the second position of the kingdom and not liking the current state of affairs tried to change them hoping to establish a republic I cannot fully ex A buddy read with Anne, Ginger, and Jeff Please let me know if I forgot anybody.Does it even make sense to give a brief plot description for a classic book I always do, so here goes A typical 19th century Yankee from you guessed it Connecticut ended up in 6th century, right at King Arthur court Using modern skills and knowledge he secured the second position of the kingdom and not liking the current state of affairs tried to change them hoping to establish a republic I cannot fully express my disappointment After count...

  5. says:

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court by Mark Twain is a must read classic It is so muchthan Bing Crosby fooling the medieval English into believing he created a solar eclipse It is so muchthan a time travel novel and anachronistic knowledge It is so mucheven than a satirical vehicle to examine the deficiencies in romantic England and a tongue in cheek critique of his own nineteenth century culture This book is all these and all put together under the genius umbrella A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court by Mark Twain is a must read classic It is so muchthan Bing Crosby fooling the medieval English into believing he created a solar eclipse It is so muchthan a time travel novel and anachronistic knowledge It is so mucheven than a satirical vehicle to examine the deficiencies in ...

  6. says:

    Welcome to Mark Twain s cranky, bilious period Beset by financial problems, bad investments and the complete failure of his meth lab experiments Twain looked to work off some steam.He was too old for hookers, so he wrote this book.The blurb on the back of my edition throws a lot of prospective literary terms at the reader Satire Utopian vision Romantic fantasy Hilarious Comedy Well, the fact that all these are bandied about should give you pause for thought, because this book is difficult Welcome to Mark Twain s cranky, bilious period Beset by financial problems, bad investments and the complete failure of his meth lab experiments Twain looked to work off some steam.He was too old for hookers, so he wrote this book.The blurb on the back of my edition throws a lot of prospective literary terms at the reader Satire Utopian vision Romantic fantasy Hilarious Comedy Well, the fact that all these are bandied about should give you pause for thought, because this book is difficult to pigeon hole and as a result it s somewhat of a hot mess.Emphasis on mess.The gist of it After getting into a brawl with a guy named Hercules and getting a lead pipe upside his head, the Yankee ends up in a faux Medieval Arthurian times Because he s a self righteous, smug prick, who happens...

  7. says:

    I don t know why this book doesn t rank higher among the classics isn t discussedTwain manages to highlightof our human modern society s ills graces than any other book I ve read This is not just a man out of his time, but a journey of discovering just how large, fast changes, seemingly made for the best, can actually be horrifying wit...

  8. says:

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court, Mark Twain 2016 1379 193 9646581471 19 1379 233 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court, Mark Twain 2016 1379 193 9646581471 19 1379 233 9644221753 1394 343 9786002296757

  9. says:

    Man, there is so much potential criticism of modern times in this book, but I would be remiss to dissect it within the framework of my own reality given that I am not an historian, not Mark Twain, this book is not specifically relevant to or directly critical of my world so much as a persistent shadow upon it, and it is straight up just not 1889 or 5 to 15 something right now Oh, and thank the old gods and the new for that shit I ve known ...

  10. says:

    I read this years ago, mostly on a commuter train between New Jersey and New York, and I m convinced the other commuters mostly men in suits must have thought I was bonkers because I kept bursting out in laughter There was one passage I remember re reading several times, just to see if I could get through it WITHOUT laughing Alas, no They really must have thought I was nuts that day Sure, the...

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