A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Norton Critical Editions)
Publish date: March 17th 1982
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 455
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...
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.