New PDF release: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Dover Thrift

By Mark Twain

ISBN-10: 0486415910

ISBN-13: 9780486415918

Hank Morgan unearths himself transported to darkish a while England—where he's instantly captured and sentenced to demise at Camelot. thankfully, he’s quick-witted, and within the technique of saving his existence he turns himself right into a megastar of the top magnitude—winning himself the placement of major minister in addition to the lasting enmity of Merlin.

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After the death of his father, twelve-year-old Sam quit school and supported his family by working as a delivery boy, a grocer’s clerk, and an assistant blacksmith until he was thirteen, when he became an apprentice printer. He worked for several newspapers, traveled throughout the country, and established himself as a gifted writer of humorous sketches. Abandoning journalism at points to work as a riverboat pilot, Clemens adventured up and down the Mississippi, learning the 1,200 miles of the river.

Beginnings of Civilization. CHAPTER XI. - The Yankee in Search of Adventures. CHAPTER XII. - Slow Torture. CHAPTER XIII. - Freemen! CHAPTER XIV. ” CHAPTER XV. - Sandy’s Tale. CHAPTER XVI. - Morgan le Fay. CHAPTER XVII. - A Royal Banquet. CHAPTER XVIII. - In the Queen’s Dungeons. CHAPTER XIX. - Knight Errantry as a Trade. CHAPTER XX. - The Ogre’s Castle. CHAPTER XXI. - The Pilgrims. CHAPTER XXII. - The Holy Fountain. CHAPTER XXIII. - Restoration of the Fountain. CHAPTER XXIV. - A Rival Magician.

418) of the republic he hopes to establish. But he never wavers in his missionary faith that by Americanizing the sixth century, he is redeeming it. When he looks at the lives of the people who actually live in this “dead nation,” he is most struck by what they don’t have, what is not there—“no soap, no matches, no looking-glass” (p. 67), “no books, pens, paper, or ink,” no “sugar, coffee, tea or tobacco” (p. 69). He does feel an obligation to learn more about who and what is there: Behind the trip he takes with Arthur in the second half lies the desire “to inform [himself] perfectly of [the common people’s] every-day life” (p.

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