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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court  Cover Image Book Book

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court / Mark Twain ; illustrations by Joseph Ciardiello ; afterword by T.E.D. Klein.

Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 (author.). Ciardiello, Joseph, (illustrator.). Klein, T. E. D., (author of afterword.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 0895771853
  • ISBN: 9780895771858
  • Physical Description: 334 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Reader's Digest edition.
  • Publisher: Pleasantville, New York : Reader's Digest Association, [1984]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"This Reader's Digest edition contains the complete text of Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, first published in 1889.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- A word of explanation -- Camelot -- King Arthur's court -- Knights of the Round Table -- Sir Dinadan the humorist -- An inspiration -- The eclipse -- Merlin's tower -- The boss -- The tournament -- Beginnings of civilization -- The Yankee in search of adventure -- Slow torture -- Freemen! -- "Defend thee, Lord!" -- Sandy's tale -- Morgan le Fay -- A royal banquet -- In the Queen's dungeons -- Knight-errantry as a trade -- The ogre's castle -- The pilgrims -- The Holy fountain -- Restoration of the fountain -- A rival magician -- A competitive examination -- The first newspaper -- The Yankee and the King travel incognito -- Drilling the King -- The smallpox hut -- The tragedy of the Manor-House -- Marco -- Dowley's humiliation -- Sixth-century political economy -- The Yankee and the King sold as slaves -- A pitiful incident -- An encounter in the dark -- An awful predicament -- Sir Launcelot and Knights to the rescue -- The Yankee's fight with the Knights -- Three years later -- The interdict -- War! -- The battle of the sand-belt -- A postscript by Clarence -- Final P.S. by M.T. -- Afterword.
Summary, etc.:
A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press.
Subject: Americans > Great Britain > Fiction.
Arthurian romances > Adaptations.
Knights and knighthood > Fiction.
Great Britain > Fiction.
Time travel > Fiction.
Americans.
Arthurian romances.
Knights and knighthood.
Time travel.
Great Britain.
Time travel > Fiction.
Time travel > Fiction.
Fantastic fiction.
Arthurian romances > Adaptations.
Arthur, King > Fiction.
Americans > Travel > Great Britain > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantastic fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Adaptations.
Fiction.
Time-travel fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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