A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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When "A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court" was published in 1889, Mark Twain was undergoing a series of personal and professional crises. Thus what began as a literary burlesque of British chivalry and culture grew into a disturbing satire of modern technology and social thought. The story of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century American who is accidentally returned to 6th-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. In his introduction, M. Thomas Inge shows how the novel develops from comedy to tragedy and so into a work that remains a major literary and cultural text for new generations of readers. This edition reproduces a number of the original drawings by Dan Beard, of whom Twain said "he not only illustrates the text but he illustrates my thoughts".show more

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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 114.3 x 184.15 x 17.78mm | 199.58g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 42 b&w line drawings, bibliography
  • 0192827219
  • 9780192827210

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