A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly comic social satire. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A... show more
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly comic social satire. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information A chronology of the author's life and work A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential. SERIES EDITED BY CYNTHIA BRANTLEY JOHNSON
Publish date: May 1st 2007
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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...
It is taking me a while to get through this one but I am really enjoying it. I really do like Mr. Twain's way with words and ideas. He has a huge vocabulary and isn't afraid to use it! I was surprised at the number of expressions that he used that I thought were much newer than Mr. Twain's day. Th...
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...