A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

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A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly comic social satire.


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 experience

Title : A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
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ISBN : 1416534733
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 480 pages


Anne rated it ★☆☆☆☆

April 06, 2017

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 enou...

Ariel rated it ★★★★☆

January 21, 2018

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 really is no reason for it...

Kara rated it ★★★★★

November 23, 2008

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 factory...

Evgeny rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 18, 2017

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 Arthu...

Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2017

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain is a must read classic. It is so much more than Bing Crosby fooling the medieval English into believing he created a solar eclipse. It is so much more than a time travel novel and anachronistic knowledge. It is so much more even than a sat...

Jeff rated it ★★★☆☆

February 22, 2017

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...

Jim rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2014

I don't know why this book doesn't rank higher among the classics & isn't discussed more. Twain manages to highlight more of 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, f...

Ahmad rated it ★★★★☆

April 16, 2017

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain با عنوانهای: غریبه ای در قصر؛ یک یانکی در دربار آرتور شاه؛ ینگه دنیائی در دربار آرتور شاه؛ نویسنده: مارک تواین؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست وهشتم ژانویه سال 2016 میلادی عنوان: یک یانکی در دربار آرتور شاه؛ نویسنده: مارک تواین؛ مترجم: فریده مهدوی د...

Paquita Maria rated it ★★★★☆

May 14, 2013

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 s...

Michael rated it ★★★★★

June 13, 2017

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...

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