A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain

While Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked subconscious, he wakes to not the general scenes of nineteenth-century the US yet to the bewildering attractions and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. even supposing burdened at the start and speedy imprisoned, he quickly realises that his wisdom of the long run can rework his destiny. thoroughly predicting a sun eclipse from inside of his criminal telephone, Morgan terrifies the folks of britain into liberating him and speedily establishes himself because the strongest magician within the land, more suitable than Merlin and enormously favourite through Arthur himself. however the Connecticut Yankee needs for greater than easily a spot on the around desk. quickly, he starts a much higher fight: to convey American democratic beliefs to previous England. complicated and interesting, A Connecticut Yankee is a darkly comedian attention of the character of human nature and society.

Show description

Read or Download A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court PDF

Similar literary classics books

Oh! To Be In England (The Pop Larkin Chronicles, Book 4)

With a letter asserting the approaching arrival of Madame Dupont, Pop and Ma Larkin research that little Oscar and Blenheim - are to be christened. Pop, who wishes no excuse to open a number of bottles and host the perfick occasion, rushes out and buys a enjoyable reasonable to have fun. yet there are one or gatecrashers even Pop hadn't counted on turning up.

The Confusions of Young Törless (Oxford Worlds Classics)

Translated by means of Ritchie Robertson
Introduction and notes through Mike Mitchell

The purely digitised translation of this novel with annotations. Ernst Kaiser, the Austrian-Jewish novelist, minor conflict hero, polyglot, and unsung genius who helped to deliver Musil out of the obscurity to which he'd been consigned for over a decade after his dying, integrated an afterword to his and his wife's in a different way high quality translation yet wrote no notes as they have been operating in the course of a time whilst it was once much less universal to annotate books for the final reader, Sean Whiteside's contained one lonely footnote.

'between the existence we are living and the existence we consider. .. there's the invisible border, like a slim gate'

Set in a boarding institution in a distant sector of the Habsburg Empire on the flip of the final century, The Confusions of younger Torless is an extreme learn of an adolescent's mental improvement as he struggles to return to phrases along with his conflicting feelings. via his courting with different boys Torless is led into sadistic and sexual encounters with a 3rd student which either repel and fascinate him. Estranged from way of life, Torless progressively learns to simply accept his reports and describe them with analytical precision.

The novel is predicated at the author's personal stories at an Austrian army academy. a college tale with a distinction, Torless extends the scope of fiction with its non-judgemental presentation of transgressive sexuality and violence. it's a profoundly worrying exploration of a non-moral outlook on existence and of dictatorial attitudes that prefigure the outbreak of the 1st global battle and the increase of fascism.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from world wide. each one cheap quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative necessary gains, together with specialist introductions by means of top experts, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, updated bibliographies for additional research, and masses extra

Scoop

Lord Copper, newspaper mogul and owner of the day-by-day Beast, has consistently prided himself on his intuitive aptitude for recognizing ace newshounds. that's not to claim he has now not made the atypical blunder, although, and will in a second of weak point make one other. performing on a cocktail party tip from Mrs. Algernon sew, Lord Copper feels confident that he has hit on simply the chap to hide a promising battle within the African Republic of Ishmaelia.

Quicksand (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Born to a white mom and an absent black father, and despised for her darkish dermis, Helga Crane has lengthy needed to fend for herself. As a tender lady, Helga teaches at an all-black institution within the South, yet even right here she feels diverse. relocating to Harlem and finally to Denmark, she makes an attempt to carve out a snug existence and position for herself, yet finally ends up again the place she begun, settling on emotional freedom that speedy interprets right into a slender life.

Extra resources for A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court

Example text

You haven't never seen my wife when she's got blue pajamas on or a 40 Both Parties Concerned blue dress of a blue bathing suit. I never knew what color stuff a girl had on before I knew Ruthie. But with Ruthie you know she's got something blue on. Ruthie, she said she only came downstairs because she wanted a glass of milk. Boy, what a lousy guy I am. You don't understand. I said to her all of a sudden, just for the heck of it, how I kind of memorized her note backwards. The one she wrote me. I recited the whole thing backwards for her.

You're underweight in the head," Ruthie said. I said, very cynic-like, "Thank you. " Ruthie, she and I didn't talk to each other again till morning. Ruthie always gets up to make breakfast and drive me to the bus stop. I always wait till I have my shirt and necktie on before I shake her because she's already awake. But that morning I had to shake the stuffin's out of her. It made me kind of sore that she was sleeping so good - well, I mean - because I hadn't slept good - well, at all. I never sleep good when I'm sort of worried.

I'll wait here with the books. "Oh, thanks, Mother," he said, coming out of Mihailov's studio. " His mother set down the tray on his desk. "The milk is ice cold," she said, giving it a build-up, which always amused him. Then she sat down on the foot-stool by his chair, watching her son's face, watching his thin, familiar hand pick up the fork - watching, watching, loving. He took a bite of the cake and washed it down with milk. It was ice cold. Not bad. "Not bad," he commented. "It's been on the ice since this morning," his mother said, happy with the negative compliment.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.25 of 5 – based on 22 votes