A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Mark Twain
Illustrated by David Hughes
Introduced by Fred Kaplan

A hilarious novel from the master of satire and irony. Factory manager Hank finds himself transported to legendary Camelot, but soon discovers that King Arthur’s court isn’t quite as chivalrous as he thought.

Hank Morgan is a confident, practical 19th-century American managing 1,000 men in a Connecticut factory, until a fellow nicknamed Hercules knocks him unconscious. When he awakes, Hank is sitting beneath an oak tree surrounded by beautiful countryside. Before long, he is up the tree, seeking refuge from an over-zealous jousting knight. After careful negotiation the two set out together, Hank humouring his armoured companion, whom he assumes is from a circus or an asylum, apparently called Camelot. Only when a pageboy mentions that he was born in 513 does our hero discover that he has transmigrated, body and soul, to the court of King Arthur.

Bound in printed and blocked cloth

Set in Bulmer

352 pages

Frontispiece and 9 colour illustrations

Plain slipcase

˝ x 6¼˝

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