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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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Written by Mark TwainAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mark Twain
Illustrated by Daniel Carter BeardAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Daniel Carter Beard
Introduction by Roy Blount Jr.Author Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Roy Blount Jr.

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: December 4, 2001
  • Price: $8.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-75780-8 (0-375-75780-5)
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Hank Morgan awakens one morning to find he has been transported from nineteenth-century New England to sixth-century England and the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Morgan brings to King Arthur’s utopian court the ingenuity of the future, resulting in a culture clash that is at once satiric, anarchic, and darkly comic.

Critically deemed one of Twain’s finest and most caustic works, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is both a delightfully entertaining story and a disturbing analysis of the efficacy of government, the benefits of progress, and the dissolution of social mores. It remains as powerful a work of fiction today as it was upon its first publication in 1889.

"Twain is the funniest literary American writer. . . . [I]t must have been a great pleasure to be him."
--George Saunders