A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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Simon and Schuster, May 1, 2007 - Fiction - 480 pages
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A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly comic social satire.

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Contents

Preface
3
Camelot
15
The Eclipse
43
Merlins Tower
51
The Boss
59
The Tournament
67
Beginnings of Civilization
75
The Yankee in Search of Adventures
81
A Rival Magician
206
ACompetitive Examination
219
The First Newspaper
234
The Yankee and the King Travel Incognito
246
Drilling the King
256
The Smallpox Hut
262
The Tragedy of the Manor House
270
Marco
283

Slow Torture
91
Freemen
97
Defend Thee Lord
107
Sandys Tale
112
Morgan le Fay
122
A Royal Banquet
130
In the Queens Dungeons
141
KnightErrantry as a Trade
154
The Ogres Castle
159
The Pilgrims
168
The Holy Fountain
183
Restoration of the Fountain
196
Dowleys Humiliation
292
SixthCentury Political Economy
301
The Yankee and the King Sold as Slaves
315
APitiful Incident
329
An Encounter in the Dark
338
Sir Launcelot and Knights to the Rescue
352
The Interdict
379
Final P S by M T
418
Interpretive Notes
433
Critical Excerpts
442
Questions for Discussion
451
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About the author (2007)

Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His humorous tales of human nature, especially The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), remain standard texts in high school and college literature classes. Twain was born and died in years in which Halley’s Comet passed by Earth: 1835 and 1910.

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