One of the greatest satires in American literature Mark Twain's 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' begins when Hank Morgan a skilled mechanic in a nineteenth century New England arms factory is struck on the head during a uarrel and awakens to find himself among the knights and magicians of King Arthur's Camelot The 'Yankee' vows brashly to boss the whole country inside of three weeks and embarks on an ambitious plan to modernize Camelot with 19th c industrial inventions like electricity and gunfire It isn't long before all hell breaks looseWritten in 1889 Mark 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' is one of literature's first genre mash ups and one of the first works to feature time travel It is one of the best known Twain stories and also one of his most uniue Twain uses the work to launch a social commentary on contemporary society a thinly veiled critiue of the contemporary times despite the Old World settingWhile the dark pessimism that would fully blossom in Twain's later works can be discerned in 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ' the novel will nevertheless be remembered primarily for its wild leaps of imagination brilliant wit and entertaining storytelling


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    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 shitAnd THIS?This was some boring shitOk 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 readableBZZZZTOk for exampleThis woman whatshername is reading a reallyreallyreally dull account of some fight between knights But instead of just SAYING Whatshername reads a really dull account of some fight between knights Twain writes out PAGES and PAGES of a really fucking dull fight between knights and forces us to read the goddamn thingFuck you Mark Twain FUCK YOUSo what was this about? Fuck all if I know All I got out of it and I read over half was that Twain hates the Catholic church and thinks people in the middle ages were stinky retards Oh but Anne What about Twain's trademark humor? Where was the funny? Show it to me Show me the funny You can't because it's NOT there In fact this book is like some weird black hole that literally sucks the happiness out of youHave you been bitten by a good story lately?Well here This this is the antidote to a good bookI started this at the end of January and it's now April I'm calling it Time of death 841 am 4517Buddy read on 13017 with Jeff Holly Ginger