A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Publish date: April 1st 1963
Publisher: Signet Classics
Pages no: 334
Edition language: English
An 19th Century man travels back to Arthurian England of the 6th Century where he tries to bring them from a monarchy to a republic. He brings his knowledge and starts building a modern world. It took me a while to get into the cadence and rhythm of Arthurian English. Once I do this becomes a roll...
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.