A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Publish date: February 28th 1972
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Not my favorite book by Twain.
A bit of a disappointment. The book is quite funny at times and consistently clever, and it is a satire. The problem is it is a satire where the author is depending his own society as superior and satarizing something the target is not clear. It could be medieval society, but while one can make f...
Mark Twain was an anti-war activist on occasion, but having read this before ever knowing his personal politics, I was more than a little put off by battles too bloody and gruesome to reveal any message at all in the carnage.
A primordial Gary-Stu - or a parody of one? Conneticut Yankee is a hot mess that most likely has no clue what it wants to be: Satire? Parody? Manifesto? Attack at Romanticism? Attack at American South? Attack at church - Catholic or in general? Attack on contemporary economics? The tune changes wi...