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A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthurs Court

Auhtor: Mark Twain

Language: english
Published: 1889

Genres:

fiction,  action adventure,  humorous
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Review by Michael Gallagher, May 2009


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthurs Court':

This is the tale of a 19th-century citizen of Hartford Connecticut who awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur in AD 528.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthurs Court':


... I thanked him I couldn't do less and about this time a lackey came to say I was wanted so Clarence led me in and took me off to one side and sat down ...
... too. But when I revealed to them the calamity in store, and saw how mighty was the terror it did engender, then saw I also that this was the time to strike! Wherefore ...
... centuries it had converted a nation of men to a nation of worms. Before the day of the Church's supremacy in the world, men were men, and held their ...
... thing as a result, I now had an admirable system of graded schools in full blast in those places, and also a complete variety of Protestant congregations ...
... small independent farmers, artisans, etc. which is to say, they were the nation, the actual Nation they were about all of it that was useful, or ...
... in a valley by a turret, of twelve fair damsels, and two knights armed on great horses, and the damsels went to and fro by a tree. And then was Sir ...
... very sorry for her-indeed, any one would have been, for she was really suffering so I was willing to do anything that was reasonable, and had no ...
... goblins, pathetic frights, every one legitimatest possible children of Monarchy by the Grace of God and the Established Church. I muttered absently: I ...
... with all this crowd around to see a crowd was as bad for a magician's miracle in that day as it was for a spiritualist's miracle in mine there was ...
... exclamation: Hello Central! Is this you, Camelot?-Behold, thou mayst glad thy heart an thou hast faith to believe the wonderful when that it cometh ...
... like as to the king. I said: That is merely another lie. Half of them are about their amusements, the queen and the other half are not sleeping, ...
... and Ireland were tributary to Arthur, and the united populations of the British Islands amounted to something less than 1,000,000. A mechanic's average ...
... them in pursuit. I warned the king that this was not a safe place for strangers. We would better get away from the light, until matters should improve. ...
... him, and said: Now let's understand each other on the spot, old friend. I am only a farm bailiff, it is true but I am not poor, nevertheless. I have ...
... Take the whole. Keep the change. There was an amazed murmur to this effect: Verily this being is made of money! He throweth it away even as if ...
... and bind our master, change clothes with him, batter him into the aspect of a stranger, hitch him to the slave-chain, assume possession of the property, ...
... it to its den. It was a little room over a butcher's shop-which meant that business wasn't very brisk in the telegraphic line. The young chap in charge was ...
... was good for thirty years yet, he being about my own age-that is to say, forty-and I believed that in that time I could easily have the ...
... shall ever again -but never mind about that. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Chapter 43 THE BATTLE OF THE SAND BELT In ...
... with a solid wall of the dead-a bulwark, a breastwork, of corpses, you may say. One terrible thing about this thing was the absence of human voices ...