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

By Mark Twain

Hank Morgan reveals himself transported to darkish a while England—where he's instantly captured and sentenced to loss of life at Camelot. thankfully, he’s quick-witted, and within the technique of saving his lifestyles he turns himself right into a megastar of the top magnitude—winning himself the placement of major minister in addition to the lasting enmity of Merlin.

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Read in this context, Connecticut Yankee’s account of exporting America to foreign lands is prescient, and devastating. The book’s anti-imperialism is another theme that comes into focus only when we read it ironically. Hank describes himself as a liberator, even—as when he talks about his intention to “resurrect a dead nation” (p. 88)—a savior. Occasionally he will acknowledge that he has an agenda of his own, as when he predicts that his 1,300-year edge on the Arthurians will enable him to “boss the whole country inside of three months” (p.

CHAPTER IV. - Sir Dinadan the Humorist. CHAPTER V. - An Inspiration. CHAPTER VI. - The Eclipse. CHAPTER VII. - Merlin’s Tower. CHAPTER VIII. - The Boss. CHAPTER IX. - The Tournament. CHAPTER X. - Beginnings of Civilization. CHAPTER XI. - The Yankee in Search of Adventures. CHAPTER XII. - Slow Torture. CHAPTER XIII. - Freemen! CHAPTER XIV. ” CHAPTER XV. - Sandy’s Tale. CHAPTER XVI. - Morgan le Fay. CHAPTER XVII. - A Royal Banquet. CHAPTER XVIII. - In the Queen’s Dungeons. CHAPTER XIX. - Knight Errantry as a Trade.

Twain’s first imaginative return to the past took place when he wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and carried readers back to a representation of his own childhood in the little village beside the big river. The world to which he transports Hank Morgan has much in common with the antebellum one in which Tom Sawyer and Joe Harper play Robin Hood: Both St. Petersburg and Camelot are slave-owning, agrarian, pastoral, and provincial—that is, culturally homogeneous. Building factories on that land, running railroads and telephone lines across it, introducing all kinds of new ideas into it—what Hank does in a few years to the sixth century resembles what had happened at only a slightly slower pace in nineteenth century America.

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