A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court When A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court was published in Mark Twain was undergoing a series of personal and professional crises Thus what began as a literary burlesque of British chival

  • Title: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Author: Mark Twain Edmund Reiss
  • ISBN: 9780451524751
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • When A Connecticut Yankee in 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 nineteenth century American who is accidentally returned toWhen A Connecticut Yankee in 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 nineteenth century American who is accidentally returned to sixth 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, still fresh and funny after than 100 years.

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    1. 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 enough to be readableZZZT!Ok, for example:This woman (whatshername) is reading a reallyreallyreally dull account of some fight between knights. But instead of just SAYING, "Whatshername reads a really dull a [...]

    2. 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 to be this long, especially since the narrative is very much anecdotal and actually felt a lot like a short story collection. I'm very interested in picking up another Mark Twain in the future!

    3. 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 growth, child labor, and frightening new war technology. The final battle scene eerily predicts World War One. While the book has many funny moments, it's really a somber, reflective, sad story.

    4. 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 Arthur court. Using modern skills and knowledge he secured the second position of the kingdom and not liking the current state of affairs tried to change them hoping to establish a republic. I cannot fully ex [...]

    5. 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 satirical vehicle to examine the deficiencies in romantic England and a tongue in cheek critique of his own nineteenth century culture. This book is all these and all put together under the genius umbrell [...]

    6. 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 literary terms at the reader: Satire? Utopian vision? Romantic fantasy? Hilarious Comedy? Well, the fact that all these are bandied about should give you pause for thought, because this book is dif [...]

    7. 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, fast changes, seemingly made for the best, can actually be horrifying with unforeseen consequences. (Sound familiar? Haven't we all been talking about how technology & the Internet has changed our liv [...]

    8. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twainبا 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 میلادیعنوان: یک یانکی در دربار آرتور شاه؛ نویسنده: مارک تواین؛ مترجم: فریده مهدوی دامغانی [...]

    9. 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 shadow upon it, and it is straight-up just not 1889 or 5 to 15-something right now. Oh, and thank the old gods and the new for that shit. I've known a lot of re-enactors and Fantasy/Medieval literature bu [...]

    10. 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 get through it WITHOUT laughing. Alas, no! They really must have thought I was nuts that day. Sure, there is a lot that is improbable and questionable in this book, especially in the set-up (guy gets hi [...]

    11. This is a paper I wrote for a class on this novel. As John Dalberg-Acton, an English historian, politician, and writer, once said “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” This theme is illustrated by the character of Hank Morgan in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain. Hank believes that he is the saving grace for the people of Camelot using capitalism as his means to set them free. However, can someone force freedom and a new ideology onto people, and was Hank really jus [...]

    12. Bijuteria asta —care-i bijuterie din toate punctele de vedere!— are unul dintre cele mai nebunesti incipituri pe care mi-a fost dat sa le citesc vreodata. Pe scurt, in secolul al XIX-lea, intr-o uzina din SUA, unu' ii da cu ranga-n cap protagonistului, care se trezeste in secolul VI. Sa vezi trasnaie si nu alta! Primele doua capitole, "Cuvant lamuritor" (care tine loc de prefata) si "Camelot", ilustreaza intr-o maniera ironica raportul neasteptat dintre "nebunia mea" si "nebunia lumii", mora [...]

    13. I managed to be quite disappointed in this book. Yes, some parts are clever and funny, especially near the beginning; but by midway the joke had gone stale, and by the end I was elated to be done with it. The main problem, for me, was that Twain’s satire is almost wholly directed at the mythologized world of King Arthur. Twain rips apart this world readily enough, but I could not see the purpose in his project. Why bother to write a whole book mocking a time that never existed? I suppose the a [...]

    14. Hank, a Yankee from Early America, has found himself in the sixth century. He's now a pupil of King Arthur, a member for Britain, and he's challenged that time periods most magical and dangerous man--Merlin. However, with his superior knowledge and the sciences from his world he is easily able to out stage and out smart not only Merlin, and all other challengers, but the Kingdom itself. He starts small, wanting to add soap and bathing into the equation for cleaner and more sanitary persons. He m [...]

    15. One of the many good things about lying in order to avoid junior high school is that it allows time to read good books. Having done the old "thermometer to the light bulb" trick, I spent a very productive couple of days home in bed reading, among other things, Mark Twain's Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.My parents weren't entirely stupid. My frequent illnesses had to be demonstrated by coughing, dripping, abnormal temperature and the like. Since they were still suspicious, it was a ru [...]

    16. The next stop in my time travel marathon (November being Science Fiction Month) was A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court, the 1889 satire by Mark Twain believed to be the first "time travel" novel ever written. Episodic in nature, delightful in fits and starts but long on text and quite short on character, there's a wonderful book in here if you're a fan of Twain's irreverence and patient enough to wait for it.The story gets off to a marvelous start with a tourist at Warwick Castle meetin [...]

    17. A book about going to a backwards place, dominated by an ignorant faith and blowing a lot of stuff up in the name of freedom. If you can be non-cynical enough, you might be able to find sympathy for our American freedom-fighters in Iraq by reading of Hank's well-meaning attempt at a socio-political overhaul. I won't tell you how it ends, but your world won't be too rocked. This book is really amazing to read from our contemporary perspective. Here's a cusp-industrial mind writing on the dark age [...]

    18. A late-19th century American travels back in time to Arthurian England. This, of course, not really Arthurian England, or even medieval England, but a sort of mythical Dark Age with Arthurian elements. Twain had quite a bit to say about the past that his accidental time traveler finds himself in. Though that relates at least as much, if not more so, to his present day than it did to the Middle Ages. It can be funny, even darkly so, at times.

    19. I Read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain to my kids (7-9). Having never read this classic before I expected it to be a little bit more 'kid oriented' than it was. There were many times when my 7 and 9 year-olds struggled to make it through the book.Yankee had so many facets to it that it is hard to pin down. At times it is laugh out loud funny, or highly ironic and other times the humor is quite dark. At still other times it is down right preachy, especially against Medie [...]

    20. Ok, so Mark Twain. This is the only one I've read, once way back when and just now. MT/SLC - he's not really part of the curriculum or general literary zeitgeist in Canada. So I don't really know much about him or about that Huckleberry boy and the other one, Tom. I'm likely talking out of my hat when I say, if you liked them you've just got to like this one. Although maybe this is more directly scathing and satirical? Connecticut Yankee is an eviscerating take-down of the entire British social [...]

    21. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is not recommended. I have no idea who its target audience was. Mark Twain was wildly popular in Great Britain when it was published in the late Nineteenth Century, but the English found little to celebrate herewith good reason. His heavy-handed treatment of the Arthurian legend is a misguided effort to contrast American ingenuity and Protestant sectarianism with British traditions in matters relating to governance, social class and state-sanctioned re [...]

    22. Having read and enjoyed several of Jack London’s books, it dawned on me to try out some Mark Twain. It was with a certain amount of excitement that I approached A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court but, ultimately, found myself disappointed.The concept of the book, that a resident of 1860’s America suddenly finds himself transported to sixth century England in the court of King Arthur, is pretty good. However, this book is just so long. The writing is not as sharp as in other Twain [...]

    23. „Un yankeu la curtea regelui Arthur (MARK TWAIN, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, 1889; stilul funcțional: beletristic; curentul literar: transcendentalism [NOTE, 3]; genul literar: epic; specia literară: roman fantastic; subspecia literară: fantastic histrionic [industrialo-medieval]). Un inginer din Connecticut suferă o lovitură la cap, lovitură care îl transportă instantaneu în Anglia medievală, la curtea legendarului rege Arthur, unde cunoștințele sale tehnice ava [...]

    24. A classic that deserves to be. I loved it when young and still think it's great. If you haven't read this I'd recommend that you find it. It's great.**********The above was my earlier minimalist review of the novel in question. I'd like to elaborate a bit. At the time Twain wrote this the idea of time travel was unquestionably not cliche. Twin's picture of the "competent every-man American" dropped into the midst on King Arthur's court is by turns comic and tragic. Our hero (The Boss)seems to la [...]

    25. 3.5 stars. I liked this, but the satire but it got old at times. For a book this long, I needed characters to care about, but everyone was an everyman.

    26. Un Twain molto diverso rispetto alle "Avventure di Huckleberry Finn" e " il diario di Adamo ed Eva" che ho letto. Un romanzo sicuramente innovativo per l'epoca, uno dei primi a raccontare di un viaggio nel tempo, ma pur avvertendo la vena umoristica sua tipica, non sento lo slancio brillante degli altri romanzi. Rimane comunque una lettura piacevole e spensierata anche se con una fine amara.

    27. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is a train wreck of a novel that, if written today, would never have seen print. While notable for its innovation during its time and its hundred thousand imitators, the narrative is rambling, one-sided and frustrating.The book begins well enough, with a nineteenth century factory boss being transported into the past, where his knowledge of obscure trivia and "modern" science saves his life and earns him a position as a wizard. King Arthur and his cour [...]

    28. In the 1966 edition of "Major Writers of America", Henry Nash Smith wrote a thoughtful general introduction to the section on Mark Twain. Among the work he discussed was "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court". While Smith did not attempt an in-depth analysis of the book he made a number of points which contextualize the novel and which I personally found quite interesting and useful in exploring and evaluating the book. Evidently Twain intended the novel to be “a burlesque of Malory [...]

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