A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Book

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court | Download eBook Read Pdf-ePub-Kindle

Download full pdf book A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain available in full 329 pages, and make sure to check out other latest books Fiction related to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court below.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Mark Twain
  • ISBN Code: : 8026881850
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Pages : 329
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 310
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Excerpt :

A Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking that he is a magician, and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks, and the shoring up of a holy well.

Recommended Books For Reading


  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    A Book written by Mark Twain, published by Bantam Classics 2005-05-31 - 336 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    A Book written by Mark Twain, published by Library of Alexandria 1965 - 314 pages - part of American fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    A Book written by Mark Twain, published by Read Books Ltd 2020-12-07 - 360 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    A Book written by Mark Twain, published by Xist Publishing 2015-01-27 - 658 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Complete Edition)
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Complete Edition)

    A Book written by Mark Twain, published by e-artnow 2018-11-02 - 329 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court
    A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

    A Book written by Mark Twain, published by Jazzybee Verlag 2014-05-05 - 493 pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook
  • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (Diversion Illustrated Classics)
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (Diversion Illustrated Classics)

    A Book written by Mark Twain, published by Diversion Books 2015-05-12 - pages - part of Fiction books.

    Get eBook

Read Also This Books

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Book Code : 1595403108
  • Total of Pages : 452
  • Category : Books
  • Members : 230
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hank Morgan finds himself transported back & to England's Dark Ages&- where he is immediately captured and sentenced to death at Camelot. Fortunately, he's quick-witted, and in the process of saving his life he turns himself into a celebrity - winning himself the position of prime minister as well as the lasting enmity of Merlin.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 359
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. In the book, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician; and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and the shoring up of a holy well. He attempts to modernize the past, but in the end he is unable to prevent the death of Arthur and a prohibition is laid against him by the Catholic Church of the time; which grows fearful of his power.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions ™
  • Book Code : 1467787280
  • Total of Pages : 518
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 528
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hank, a 19th-Century New England factory manager, suffers a blow to the head that sends him back in time to medieval England. Determined to make the best of the situation, the Yankee attempts to modernize England, setting up schools and factories while trying to hide what he's doing from the Catholic Church and the British monarchy. This American novel written by humorist Mark Twain satirizes the idealized notions of the Middle Ages made popular by other writers of the time. This unabridged version of Twain's comedy, first published in 1889, includes illustrations by Daniel Carter Beard.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513276158
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 650
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the author of countless esteemed classics such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, , Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court follows an American engineer named Hank Morgan. When Hank suffers from a severe head injury, he falls unconscious, only to wake up in the medieval Camelot years. Learning that he has somehow traveled through space and time to be present in 6th century England during the time of King Arthur’s rule, Hank is shocked and worried when he is discovered by guards. However, after the initial confusion and concern, Hank understands the potential of his situation, and decides to use his future knowledge for the good of the people now around him. Of course, the subjects of King Arthur’s kingdom were skeptical of him, and consequently, soon after Hank arrived his execution was scheduled. However, because of Hank’s knowledge, he is able to trick the people, including the king himself, into thinking that he has special powers. After using a solar eclipse to “prove” his ability, Hank is elected into a position of power, using his new authority to modernize and Americanize the medieval people. Accepting the kingdom as his new home, Hank build relationships and feels that he is making an immense difference in the lives of King Arthur and his subjects. But when the Catholic church grows uneasy about Hank’s new influence and ideas, Hank finds himself in even more danger than he was in when he was scheduled for death row. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain is a classic comedy that features reflective and fascinating topics of social justice and science. Though originally published in 1889, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court addresses social and political issues that are still relevant today and even predicted the first world war. With an anecdotal narrative, Twain delivers a compelling plot with humorous prose and discussion of serious societal concerns. This edition of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court features a striking new cover design and is printed in a modern font to accommodate to the desires of a contemporary audience.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (亞瑟王宮廷中的美國人)

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 52
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 187
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A blow on the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Standard Ebooks
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 391
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 558
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is one of Mark Twain’s most enduring novels. During a stay at a modern-day English castle, the narrator meets a mysterious stranger. The stranger, Hank Morgan, is an engineer from Connecticut, and proceeds to weave a satirical, biting, and hilarious tale of how he traveled back in time to find himself in the court of the legendary King Arthur. There he uses his modern-day knowledge to convince the locals that he’s a powerful magician. As the book progresses, Hank modernizes—and Americanizes—the lives of the locals. Twain’s talent for humor and satire are on full display in Yankee, and he doesn’t waste the opportunity to use Hank as a mouthpiece for his views on things like politics, capitalism, and justice. Many consider it to be his best work. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 9781416561583
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : EDCON Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 155576357X
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : High interest-low vocabulary books
  • Members : 952
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bring the Classics To Life. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Key words are defined and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require the student to recall specific details, sequence the events, draw inferences from story context, develop another name for the chapter, and choose the main idea. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Your students will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. In our society, knowledge of these Classics is a cultural necessity. Improves fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : EDCON Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 9781555763572
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : High interest-low vocabulary books
  • Members : 914
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Bring the Classics To Life. These novels have been adapted into 10 short chapters that will excite the reluctant reader as well as the enthusiastic one. Key words are defined and used in context. Multiple-choice questions require the student to recall specific details, sequence the events, draw inferences from story context, develop another name for the chapter, and choose the main idea. Let the Classics introduce Kipling, Stevenson, and H.G. Wells. Your students will embrace the notion of Crusoe's lonely reflections, the psychological reactions of a Civil War soldier at Chancellorsville, and the tragedy of the Jacobite Cause in 18th Century Scotland. In our society, knowledge of these Classics is a cultural necessity. Improves fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 0520948076
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 805
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Connecticut Yankee is Mark Twain’s most ambitious work, a tour de force with a science-fiction plot told in the racy slang of a Hartford workingman, sparkling with literary hijinks as well as social and political satire. Mark Twain characterized his novel as "one vast sardonic laugh at the trivialities, the servilities of our poor human race." The Yankee, suddenly transported from his native nineteenth-century America to the sleepy sixth-century Britain of King Arthur and the Round Table, vows brashly to "boss the whole country inside of three weeks." And so he does. Emerging as "The Boss," he embarks on an ambitious plan to modernize Camelot—with unexpected results.

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur S Court

By M. Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Book Code : 5873922454
  • Total of Pages : 449
  • Category : History
  • Members : 728
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur S Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - illustrated

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3985943893
  • Total of Pages : 469
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 558
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court-illustrated.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court illustrated Mark Twain - One of the greatest satires in American literature, Mark Twain's 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' begins when Hank Morgan, a skilled mechanic in a nineteenth-century New England arms factory, is struck on the head during a quarrel and awakens to find himself among the knights and magicians of King Arthur's Camelot. The 'Yankee' vows brashly to "boss the whole country inside of three weeks" and embarks on an ambitious plan to modernize Camelot with 19th c. industrial inventions like electricity and gunfire. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose! Written in 1889, Mark 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court' is one of literature's first genre mash-ups and one of the first works to feature time travel. It is one of the best known Twain stories, and also one of his most unique. Twain uses the work to launch a social commentary on contemporary society, a thinly veiled critique of the contemporary times despite the Old World setting. While the dark pessimism that would fully blossom in Twain's later works can be discerned in 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, ' the novel will nevertheless be remembered primarily for its wild leaps of imagination, brilliant wit, and entertaining storytelling.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1786568055
  • Total of Pages : 239
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 335
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Mark Twain’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Twain includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Twain’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Study Guide to A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court and Other Works by Mark Twain

By Intelligent Education
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Book Code : 164542331X
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 140
  • Pdf File: study-guide-to-a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court-and-other-works.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Mark Twain, the father of American literature. Titles in this study guide include A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Life on the Mississippi, The Mysterious Stranger, Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. As an influential writer of the late-nineteenth-century, Twain became one of the greatest humorist in American literature. Moreover, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was created in his honor, and is presented to individuals who influence American society in ways similar to Twain. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Mark Twain’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

A Study Guide for Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410320561
  • Total of Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: a-study-guide-for-mark-twain-s-a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Study Guide for Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Samuel Clemens
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Saddleback Educational Publishing
  • Book Code : 1602911452
  • Total of Pages : 64
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 566
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page eBook retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time, knowing what you know now? That is the story of a Connecticut Yankee who is magically transported back to King Arthur's time. But with the knowledge of modern technology. Will modern technology win out over the magic of Merline, the court magician?

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Seymour Chwast
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1620408538
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Members : 314
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Seymour Chwast, an icon of the graphic design world, has delighted audiences with his adaptations of The Divine Comedy, The Canterbury Tales, and The Odyssey, but it is in Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court that he has found his match. Inspired by Twain's comic irreverence for the Knights of the Round Table, Chwast's illustrations showcase his humor at its finest. He brings us a brilliant imagining of the beloved hero, Hank Morgan, as well as the full cast of Camelot characters, from Merlin to Lancelot to the king himself. With a bold and colorful design and no shortage of witty surprises, this is Mark Twain as you've never seen him before.

The Prince and the Pauper + A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court + Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc: 3 Unabridged Classics

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026807472
  • Total of Pages : 950
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 316
  • Pdf File: the-prince-and-the-pauper-a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court-personal-recollections-of-joan-of-arc.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Prince and the Pauper + A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court + Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" contains 3 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by Mark Twain first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by Mark Twain, originally published in book form in 1896. The novel is a satirical comedy that looks at 6th-Century England and its medieval culture through the eyes of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century resident of Hartford, Connecticut, who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, published in 1896, is the remarkable story of the saint's life as told by the fictional Sieur Louis de Conté, Joan's page and secretary, in the form of a memoir written in the twilight of life. The character has had the privilege of growing up with Joan of Arc, accompanying her during the excitement and pageantry of her military campaigns, and being present at each of her three trials. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court

By Kim Iverson Headlee
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lucky Bat Books
  • Book Code : 193905172X
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 313
  • Pdf File: king-arthur-s-sister-in-washington-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How sick are you of US politics? How doomed is the world because of who has claimed the Oval Office throne—er, chair? Refresh your spirit by laughing along with what Mark Twain might have written about today’s political falderal. “Solidly entertaining.” —Publishers Weekly WINNER 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction & Fantasy. Morgan le Fay, sixth-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, D.C., of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels. Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise. Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball… and the human heart. Mark Twain began work on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in 1879—the same year the Yankee Hank Morgan departed for his sojourn in sixth-century Britain. The first edition was published in 1889 and features more than 200 illustrations by the man who later would become founder of the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Carter Beard. These illustrations are now in the public domain, and a handful have been incorporated into King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court as an artistic homage to this classic edition of the first time travel story in all literature.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By N.a
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Books
  • Members : 344
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

The Novels of Mark Twain Volume Two

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504064631
  • Total of Pages : 1236
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 778
  • Pdf File: the-novels-of-mark-twain-volume-two.pdf

Book Short Summary:

These three novels by the great American satirist transport readers across the ocean to Europe and back in time to Camelot and the Hundred Years’ War. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court: A supervisor at a firearms factory in Hartford, Connecticut, Hank Morgan inexplicably finds himself transported back in time to Camelot. Worse still, he is brought before the Round Table and sentenced to burn at the stake. Will Hank die at the hands of King Arthur’s knights, or can his Yankee ingenuity save him? A seminal work of time travel fiction, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is also an enduring comedic classic. A Tramp Abroad: Based on true events, Mark Twain’s travelogue through late nineteenth-century Europe is embellished with fictional tales and a made-up travel partner. Wandering mostly on foot, Twain meanders through Germany, the French and Swiss Alps, and Northern Italy. He also ventures down the Neckar river by raft, ascends Mont Blanc by telescope, and experiences European life with his usual penetrating wit, infectious curiosity, and timeless humor. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc: Twain’s final novel—and, by his own account, his best—is an imagined memoir of Joan of Arc. Beginning with her humble childhood in the French village of Domrémy, it recounts her visions of Archangels and her taking control of the French army at the age of seventeen. From her victory over the English at Orléans and her Bloodless March to Rheims, the story progresses finally to Joan’s tragic defeat and execution by the English.

Mark Twain: Complete Novels

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher :
  • Book Code : 2291073737
  • Total of Pages : 3301
  • Category : Books
  • Members : 881
  • Pdf File: mark-twain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Mark Twain: Complete Novels

Mark Twain: Complete Novels

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher :
  • Book Code : 2291044362
  • Total of Pages : 3301
  • Category : Books
  • Members : 993
  • Pdf File: mark-twain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Read and download full book Mark Twain: Complete Novels

A Connecticut Yankee at the Court of King Arthur

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 9176393682
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 329
  • Pdf File: a-connecticut-yankee-at-the-court-of-king-arthur.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hank Morgan, a mechanic at a gun factory, is knocked unconscious and wakes up in England in the year 528. After he is captured and taken to Camelot, he is put before the knights of King Arthur’s Round Table where he is condemned to death. However, he remembers having read of an eclipse on the day of his execution and he astonishes the court by predicting the phenomenon. Hank is made minister to the ineffectual king and in an effort to bring democratic principles and mechanical knowledge to the kingdom, he strings telephone wire, starts schools, trains mechanics, and teaches journalism. He also falls in love and marries. But Hank is not popular with everyone – will someone find a way to get rid of him and send him back to his own time? Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (1835-1910), was an American humorist, lecturer, journalist and novelist who acquired international fame for his adventure stories of boyhood, especially "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" as well as for his travel narratives, especially "The Innocents Abroad", "Roughing It", and "Life on the Mississippi". Twain transcended the apparent limitations of his origins to become a popular public figure and one of America’s most beloved writers.

Off Armageddon Reef

By David Weber
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1429920572
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: off-armageddon-reef.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Humanity pushed its way to the stars - and encountered the Gbaba, a ruthless alien race that nearly wiped us out. Earth and her colonies are now smoldering ruins, and the few survivors have fled to distant, Earth-like Safehold, to try to rebuild. But the Gbaba can detect the emissions of an industrial civilization, so the human rulers of Safehold have taken extraordinary measures: with mind control and hidden high technology, they've built a religion in which every Safeholdian believes, a religion designed to keep Safehold society medieval forever. 800 years pass. In a hidden chamber on Safehold, an android from the far human past awakens. This "rebirth" was set in motion centuries before, by a faction that opposed shackling humanity with a concocted religion. Via automated recordings, "Nimue" - or, rather, the android with the memories of Lieutenant Commander Nimue Alban - is told her fate: she will emerge into Safeholdian society, suitably disguised, and begin the process of provoking the technological progress which the Church of God Awaiting has worked for centuries to prevent. Nothing about this will be easy. To better deal with a medieval society, "Nimue" takes a new gender and a new name, "Merlin." His formidable powers and access to caches of hidden high technology will need to be carefully concealed. And he'll need to find a base of operations, a Safeholdian country that's just a little more freewheeling, a little less orthodox, a little more open to the new. And thus Merlin comes to Charis, a mid-sized kingdom with a talent for naval warfare. He plans to make the acquaintance of King Haarahld and Crown Prince Cayleb, and maybe, just maybe, kick off a new era of invention. Which is bound to draw the attention of the Church...and, inevitably, lead to war. It's going to be a long, long process. And David Weber's epic Off Armageddon Reef is can't-miss sci-fi. Safehold Series 1. Off Armageddon Reef 2. By Schism Rent Asunder 3. By Heresies Distressed 4. A Mighty Fortress 5. How Firm A Foundation 6. Midst Toil and Tribulation 7. Like A Mighty Army 8. Hell's Foundations Quiver 9. At the Sign of Triumph At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Arabian Nights

By Andrew Lang
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3986479171
  • Total of Pages : 333
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 674
  • Pdf File: the-arabian-nights.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Arabian Nights Andrew Lang - One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian literature and Mesopotamian mythology, ancient Syria and Asia Minor, and medieval Arabic folk stories from the Caliphate era. Though the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the fourteenth century, scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800900.

The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

By Mark Twain
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Book Code : 0307431983
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 693
  • Pdf File: the-best-short-stories-of-mark-twain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This unique collection of Twain’s essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the author’s vast imagination. Featuring popular tales such as “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog” and “The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg,” as well as some delightful excerpts from The Diaries of Adam and Eve, this compilation also includes darker works written in the author’s twilight years. These selections illuminate the depth of Twain’s artistry, humor, irony, and narrative genius.

Flamecaster

By Cinda Williams Chima
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062380966
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 981
  • Pdf File: flamecaster.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Seven Realms series, a generation later, this is a breathtaking story of dark magic, chilling threats, and two unforgettable characters walking a knife-sharp line between life and death. This dazzling beginning to a new series is indispensable for fans of Cinda Williams Chima and a perfect starting point for readers who are new to her work. Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it? Abandoned at birth, Jenna Bandelow was told that the magemark on the back of her neck would make her a target. But when the King’s Guard launches a relentless search for a girl with a mark like hers, Jenna assumes that it has more to do with her role as a saboteur than any birth-based curse. Though Jenna doesn’t know why she’s being hunted, she knows that she can’t get caught. Eventually, Ash’s and Jenna’s paths will collide in Arden. Thrown together by chance and joined by their hatred of the ruthless king, they will come to rescue each other in ways they cannot yet imagine.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

By Washington Irving
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486131009
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 632
  • Pdf File: the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-and-other-stories.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Among the first tales by an American writer, the title story and "Rip Van Winkle" marked the entry of Washington Irving into world literature. Also includes "The Devil and Tom Walker," "The Spectre Bridegroom," and more, 15 short stories in all.

The Use of Arthurian Legend in Hollywood Film

By Rebecca A. Umland,Rebecca A.. Umland,Samuel J. Umland
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 9780313297984
  • Total of Pages : 205
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 468
  • Pdf File: the-use-of-arthurian-legend-in-hollywood-film.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the first book to examine the various uses of the Arthurian legend in Hollywood film, covering films from the 1920s to the present. The authors use five representational categories: intertextual collage (or cult film); melodrama, which focuses on the love triangle; conservative propaganda, pervasive during the Cold War; the Hollywood epic; and the postmodern quest, which commonly employs the grail portion of the legend. Arguing that filmmakers rely on the audience's rudimentary familiarity with the legend, the authors show that only certain features of the legend are activated at any particular time. This fascinating study shows us how the legend has been adapted and how through the popular medium of Hollywood films, the Arthurian legend has survived and flourished.

Personality Plus: Some Experiences of Emma McChesney and Her Son, Jock

By Edna Ferber
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 595
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: personality-plus.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Personality Plus: Some Experiences of Emma McChesney and Her Son, Jock" by Edna Ferber. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.