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Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Signet Classics
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 6.8 X 4.2 X 1.1 (inches)
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Series: Signet Classics
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Cracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur’s England, facing a world whose idyllic surface masks fear, injustice, and ignorance. In this acclaimed tour de force, Mark Twain moves from broad comedy to biting social satire, from the pure joy of wild high jinks to deeply probing insights into the nature of man. Considered by H. L. Mencken to be the most bitter critic of American platitude and delusion that ever lived,” Twain enchants readers with a Camelot that strikes disturbingly contemporary notes.
With an introduction by Leland Krauth
And an afterword by Edmund Reiss
Leland Krauth is a professor of English at the University of Colorado at Boulder. A specialist in American literature, he has published numerous articles on American writers, as well as two books on Mark Twain: Proper Mark Twain and Mark Twain & Company: Six Literary Relations.
Edmund Reiss has written extensively on literature and the history of ideas from the sixth century to the nineteenth century. His books include studies of Boethius, Arthurian legend and literature, medieval lyrical poetry, and editions of Mark Twain. Formerly professor of English at Duke University, as well as Brooks Professor at the University of Queensland, he is retired on his farm in Durham, North Carolina.
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