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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Twain Narrator: Carl Reiner Publisher: Raffin Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Classics Read by Celebrities Series Release Date:
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In this mischievous yarn by Mark Twain, a Yankee mechanic named Hank Morgan is knocked unconscious in a fight and awakens to find himself at Camelot in AD 528. Brought before the Knights of the Round Table, he is condemned to death, but saves himself by using his nineteenth-century scientific knowledge to pose as a powerful magician.   

After correctly predicting an eclipse, Hank is made minister to King Arthur, and goes on to counsel him on such matters as gunpowder, electricity, and industrial methods. But when he attempts to better the condition of the peasantry, he meets opposition from the church, knights, and sorcerers, and finds his efforts at enlightenment turned against him.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is both a rollicking romantic fantasy and a canny social satire that only one of America’s greatest writers could pen.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Of all the extraordinary conceits that have germinated in his fruitful imagination, nothing more delicious has ever occurred to Mark Twain.”

    Boston Herald

  • “The delicious satire, the marvelous wit, the wild, free, fantastic humor are the colors of the tapestry, while the texture is a humanity that lives in every fibre.”


  • “Twain is the funniest literary American writer…it must have been a great pleasure to be him.”

    George Saunders

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by George | 2/19/2014

    " Twain has written quite a critique here of the way the church ruled everything in England in the 6th Century. While the book is full of humor, he really lays into knight heraldry and the church pretty hard, and also writes gleefully about killing tens of thousands of knights himself, which may have been a kind of comment on the mass slaughter of the Civil War, but which seemed bizarre from such a humorist. Twain experts will understand this, of course, I'm just a fan. But I'll take "Life on the Mississippi" any day instead. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Terri | 2/18/2014

    " What a fun book! I love to be amused. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Meadow | 2/17/2014

    " It started of pretty good, but then the wizard Merlin came into the pic. I wasn't to big on the whole magic thing, And there wasn't enough good dialouge. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Steven Hummer | 1/28/2014

    " Had to read it for a book report in History not a very gripping story. "

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