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Mark Twain

The Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Yankee engineer from Connecticut named Hank Morgan receives a severe blow to the head and is somehow transported in time and space to England during the reign of King Arthur. After some initial confusion and his capture by one of Arthur's knights, Hank realizes that he is actually in the past, and he uses his knowledge to make people believe that he is a powerful magician. He attempts to modernize the past in order to make people's lives better, but in the end he is unable to prevent the death of Arthur and an interdict against him by the Catholic Church of the time, which grows fearful of his power.
415 printed pages
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  • jgroatsrshared an impression5 years ago
    👍Worth reading
    🔮Hidden Depths


  • b9636861956shared an impression5 years ago
    💩Utter Crap
    🙈Lost On Me
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    💞Loved Up


  • Lianehas quoted10 months ago
    I will say this much for the nobility: that, tyrannical, murderous, rapacious, and morally rotten as they were, they were deeply and enthusiastically religious.
  • Lianehas quoted10 months ago
    Take a jackass, for instance: a jackass has that kind of strength, and puts it to a useful purpose, and is valuable to this world because he is a jackass; but a nobleman is not valuable because he is a jackass.
  • Lianehas quoted10 months ago
    The fact is, it is just a sort of polished-up court of Comanches,

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