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Autor: Mark Twain|
Publisher: University of California Press
Publisher date: 2/14/2011
Format: PDF, EPUB
File size: 711 KB
Description of the book "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court: Edited by Bernard L. Stein. Original illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard":
A Connecticut Yankee is Mark Twain’s most ambitious work, a tour de force with a science-fiction plot told in the racy slang of a Hartford workingman, sparkling with literary hijinks as well as social and political satire. Mark Twain characterized his novel as "one vast sardonic laugh at the trivialities, the servilities of our poor human race." The Yankee, suddenly transported from his native nineteenth-century America to the sleepy sixth-century Britain of King Arthur and the Round Table, vows brashly to "boss the whole country inside of three weeks." And so he does. Emerging as "The Boss PDF," he embarks on an ambitious plan to modernize Camelot—with unexpected results.
A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press.