A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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Courier Corporation, Jun 1, 2001 - Fiction - 268 pages
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Hank Morgan finds himself transported back to England's Dark Ages — where he is immediately captured and sentenced to death at Camelot. Fortunately, he's quick-witted, and in the process of saving his life he turns himself into a celebrity — winning himself the position of prime minister as well as the lasting enmity of Merlin.
 

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Considering that I am a fan of Mark Twain and that I have a deep and abiding love of all things Arthurian, it's a bit surprising that it took me so long to read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's ... Read full review

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Contents

Camelot
7
King Arthurs Court
9
Knights of the Table Round
14
Sir Dinadan the Humorist
19
An Inspiration
22
The Eclipse
27
Merlins Tower
32
The Boss
37
A Rival Magician
132
A Competitive Examination
140
The First Newspaper
150
The Yankee and the King Travel Incognito
159
Drilling the King
165
The Smallpox Hut
169
The Tragedy of the Manor House
174
Marco
182

The Tournament
42
Beginnings of Civilization
47
The Yankee in Search of Adventures
51
Slow Torture
57
Freemen
61
Defend Thee Lord
68
Sandys Tale
71
Morgan le Fay
78
A Royal Banquet
83
In the Queens Dungeons
90
KnightErrantry as a Trade
98
The Ogres Castle
101
The Pilgrims
107
The Holy Fountain
117
Restoration of the Fountain
125
Dowleys Humiliation
188
SixthCentury Political Economy
193
The Yankee and King Sold as Slaves
202
A Pitiful Incident
211
An Encounter in the Dark
217
An Awful Predicament
220
Sir Launcelot and Knights to the Rescue
226
The Yankees Fight with the Knights
229
Three Years Later
237
The Interdict
243
War
246
The Battle of the Sand Belt
255
A Postscript
265
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After the Civil War, Samuel Clemens (1835-1910) left his small town to seek work as a riverboat pilot. As Mark Twain, the Missouri native found his place in the world. Author, journalist, lecturer, wit, and sage, Twain created enduring works that have enlightened and amused readers of all ages for generations.

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