By Mark Twain
Hank Morgan reveals himself transported to darkish a while England—where he's instantly captured and sentenced to loss of life at Camelot. thankfully, he’s quick-witted, and within the strategy of saving his lifestyles he turns himself right into a megastar of the top magnitude—winning himself the placement of best minister in addition to the lasting enmity of Merlin.
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The only negative American review agreed that the novel’s aim was “the glorification of American democracy,” but protested that it failed “through [its] extreme partiality” to Hank’s smugly modern and nationalistic perspective. Whether or not they shared that perspective, the reviewers were sure Twain did. No contemporaries were tempted to read the novel’s first-person narrative as ironic or unreliable. Twenty-first-century readers are likely to have a more complex response, and not just because our postmodern sensibility is so attuned to irony.
In private Hank may be working to set the people of the sixth century free, but in public he keeps deceiving them and betraying his deeper self—because his power depends so completely on giving them what they want, on manipulating rather than challenging their prejudices. Hank sets out to change the people of the time he finds himself in but winds up being transformed by them. He puts on the disguise of the mighty wizard to cover his nakedness and save his life, but once inside that impersonation he finds he cannot escape it.
Freemen! CHAPTER XIV. ” CHAPTER XV. - Sandy’s Tale. CHAPTER XVI. - Morgan le Fay. CHAPTER XVII. - A Royal Banquet. CHAPTER XVIII. - In the Queen’s Dungeons. CHAPTER XIX. - Knight Errantry as a Trade. CHAPTER XX. - The Ogre’s Castle. CHAPTER XXI. - The Pilgrims. CHAPTER XXII. - The Holy Fountain. CHAPTER XXIII. - Restoration of the Fountain. CHAPTER XXIV. - A Rival Magician. CHAPTER XXV. - A Competitive Examination. CHAPTER XXVI. - The First Newspaper. CHAPTER XXVII. - The Yankee and the King Travel Incognito.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Dover Thrift Editions) by Mark Twain