A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (The Works of Mark Twain, American Artists Edition, Volume 5)
by Twain, Mark
iv, 450 pp. American Artists Edition. "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 an interdict against him by the Catholic Church of the time, which grows fearful of his power." Part of a uniformly bound set that originally included eight volumes. Each volume listed individually--not sold as a complete set (lacking Volume 1).Keywords: MARK TWAIN SAMUEL CLEMENS LITERATURE TIME TRAVEL MIDDLE AGES KING ARTHUR Spine and pages toned, top spine edge rubbed. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1917. Very Good/No Jacket. (Inventory #: 2196323)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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