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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Norton Critical Editions) - Community Reviews back

by Mark Twain, Allison Ensor
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Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 2 years ago
Not my favorite book by Twain.
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 5 years ago
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...
Bellwether Book Reviews
Bellwether Book Reviews rated it 5 years ago
Hilarious
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it 6 years ago
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...
travelin
travelin rated it 6 years ago
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.
Helen, the Hermit
Helen, the Hermit rated it 7 years ago
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...
Munira @ In Vogue with Books
Munira @ In Vogue with Books rated it 7 years ago
AWESOME book! I had first read the translation when I was a kid. One of the best classics I've ever read! :D
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM) rated it 7 years ago
Ok, so Mark Twain. This is the only one I've read, once way back when and just now. MT/SLC - he's not really part of the curriculum or general literary zeitgeist in Canada. So I don't really know much about him or about that Huckleberry boy and the other one, Tom. I'm likely talking out of my hat ...
Sesana
Sesana rated it 8 years ago
A late-19th century American travels back in time to Arthurian England. This, of course, not really Arthurian England, or even medieval England, but a sort of mythical Dark Age with Arthurian elements. Twain had quite a bit to say about the past that his accidental time traveler finds himself in. Th...
In laywoman's terms
In laywoman's terms rated it 9 years ago
I was intrigued by the title of this book and having heard so much abour Mark Twain's work before but never actually read any of it I decided to give it a try. The narrative was way easier to read than I thought it would, except a couple of archaic words here and there but you get used to them soon ...
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