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Natalie said:
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" is a very good book. Parts of it are a bit slow moving and it is brim full of old English, but it is a very exciting story nonetheless. This book is highly entertaining and amusing. It is about a man sent back in time to King Arthur's Court and how he soon finds himself in several very strange predicaments.
posted Sep 7, 2006 at 12:40PM
Natalie said:
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" is a very good book. Parts of it are a bit slow moving and it is brim full of old English, but it is a very exciting story nonetheless. This book is highly entertaining and amusing. It is about a man sent back in time to King Arthur's Court and how he soon finds himself in several very strange predicaments.
posted Sep 7, 2006 at 12:40PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
Sometimes all it takes to travel through time is a good old-fashioned bump on the head. Industrial Revolution-era factory worker Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious and wakes up in the year 528. He is less than impressed. Even though he’s surrounded by the stuff of legends—literally, because he’s landed smack dab in the middle of Camelot, complete with King Arthur, Sir Lancelot, Queen Guinevere, and Merlin the Wizard—Morgan sets out to reform the Age of Chivalry. As a time-traveler from a more advanced era, Morgan feels an obligation to bring technology and industry to these backward nobodies. He takes advantage of an upcoming historical eclipse and is soon the leading power at court. Styling himself as “The Boss” and mocking everyone who doesn’t agree with him, Hank Morgan belittles everything about the feudal system, the nobility, and the rules of court. Author Mark Twain uses Morgan’s overbearing, heavy-handed, small-minded approach to “progress” to criticize progress itself—business, religion, technology, industry, and war. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is not just a simple adventure story. It’s Mark Twain at his most cynical, satirical, witty, and wise.
posted Dec 30, 2009 at 4:01PM
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