A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court

By Mark Twain

While Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked subconscious, he wakes to not the well-known scenes of nineteenth-century the USA yet to the bewildering attractions and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. even supposing careworn in the beginning and quick imprisoned, he quickly realises that his wisdom of the long run can remodel his destiny. safely predicting a sun eclipse from inside of his legal telephone, Morgan terrifies the folk of britain into freeing him and speedily establishes himself because the strongest magician within the land, enhanced than Merlin and significantly widespread by way of Arthur himself. however the Connecticut Yankee needs for greater than easily a spot on the around desk. quickly, he starts a miles better fight: to deliver American democratic beliefs to outdated England. complicated and engaging, A Connecticut Yankee is a darkly comedian attention of the character of human nature and society.

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