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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Author:Mark Twain Published in 1889, Connecticut Yankee is one of the world's first stories about time travel. — A nineteenth-century American travels back in time to sixth-century England in this darkly comic social satire. — The Connecticut Yankee is named Hank Morgan, and he is swished to 1513 after he gets hit on the head. He works as the superintendent of a bi... more »g factory where they make telephones and bicycles and all sorts of things, so he can make anything with his own two hands.
At first he thinks he?s gone insane, but then he realizes, he?s just gone back to the middle ages. So, he convinces King Arthur and his court that he?s a wizard who?s better than Merlin, and that they should call him THE BOSS, and he becomes King Arthur?s most trusted person. Then, he sets up telephones, newspapers, bombs, steam ships, bicycles, and plenty of modern conviences in the middle ages. He hangs all the people who tell bad jokes, and goes on quests and sword fights and things.
But, when he tries to tamper with the way the common people are treated, and to abolish slavery, he get?s in trouble. Will the church ruin the whole century? Will the Connecticut Yankee ever get back to Connecticut? Or will he sleep forever in 1513?« less