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- Mark Twain (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
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At a glance:
- Author: Mark Twain
- First Published: 1889
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Satire, Fantasy, Arthurian romance, Novel
- Subjects: Magic or magicians, Politics, Nineteenth century, Social issues, New England, England or English people, Time travel, Kings, queens, or royalty, Legends, Fantasy, Middle Ages, Sixth century, Inventions or inventors, Knights or knighthood, Feudalism, Royal courts or courtiers, Chivalry
- Locales: Europe, United States, England, New England, North America, United Kingdom, Hartford, Connecticut
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court can be seen as looking both backward and forward in Twain’s career. It is a further version of the historical fantasy that he used in The Prince and the Pauper, in which the commonly accepted inhumanities of early Renaissance life were exposed to civilized, liberal ideas which were not to have much support for some centuries to come. It also looks forward to the bleaker, more deeply pessimistic work which was to be so common in the Twain canon in the 1890’s. Some of that savagery had been shown in...
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