By Mark Twain
During this vintage satiric novel, released in 1889, Hank Morgan, a manager in a Connecticut gun manufacturing unit, falls subconscious after being whacked at the head. while he wakes up he unearths himself in Britain in 528 — the place he's instantly captured, hauled again to Camelot to be exhibited sooner than the knights of King Arthur's around desk, and sentenced to demise. issues aren't having a look strong.
But Hank is a quick-witted and enterprising fellow, and within the means of saving his lifestyles he turns himself right into a megastar of the top value. His Yankee ingenuity and information of the area past the darkish a long time are considered as the main strong sorcery — profitable him a place of major minister in addition to the everlasting enmity of a jealous Merlin. with the intention to convey democratic ideas and mechanical wisdom to the dominion, Hank introduces newspapers, phones, bicycles, and different smooth conveniences to the england of the darkish a long time. but if he attempts to enhance the lot of the typical humans, chaos and warfare consequence, giving a bittersweet tone to this comedian masterpiece by way of one among America's maximum storytellers.
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain