A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - Mark Twain (арт.82121)

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  • ЯзыкАнглийский
  • Колличество страниц384
  • Год2018

Cracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur's England. Branded by Twain's aptitude for broad comedy and biting social satire, the grim truths of Twain's Camelot-fear, injustice, ignorance-resound as clearly now as when it was written For use in schools and libraries only. A 19th-century New Englander wakes up in King Arthur's Age of Chivalry for a hilarious tale of anachronisms, romantic history, and biting social satire. 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. Mark Twain moves from broad comedy to biting social satire in this literary classic. Cracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur's England, facing a world whose idyllic surface masks fear, injustice, and ignorance.
Considered by H. L. Mencken to be the most bitter critic of American platitude and delusion that ever lived, Twain enchants readers with a Camelot that strikes disturbingly contemporary notes. With an introduction by Leland KrauthAnd an afterword by Edmund Reiss" The original American satirist Cracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur's England. Branded by Twain's aptitude for broad comedy and biting social satire, the grim truths of Twain's Camelot-fear, injustice, ignorance-resound as clearly now as when it was written This edition of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court reprints the text of the first American edition, approved by Clemens and published by his own company. This novel tells the story of Hank Morgan, the quintessential self-reliant New Englander who brings to King Arthur's Age of Chivalry the "great and beneficent" miracles of nineteenth-century engineering and American ingenuity. Through the collision of past and present, Twain exposes the insubstantiality of both utopias, destroying the myth of the romantic ideal as well as his own era's faith in scientific and social progress. A central document in American intellectual history, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court "is at once a hilarious comedy of anachronisms and incongruities, a romantic fantasy, a utopian vision, and a savage, anarchic social satire that only one of America's greatest writers could pen.

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  • Артикул82121
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  • EAN9780451529589
  • ISBN978-0451529589
  • Формат155x230
  • ЯзыкАнглийский
  • Колличество страниц384
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  • ПереплетТвердый
  • Год2018
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