This is an *ABRIDGED* reading of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It is read by Carl Reiner and it is part of the 'Classics Read by Celebrities' audiobook series.
A Yankee mechanic is knocked unconscious in a fight and awakens to find himself at Camelot in AD 528 in this charming yarn by Mark Twain. Exhibited before the knights of the Round Table, he is condemned to death, but saves himself by using his 19th-century scientific knowledge to pose as a sorcerer.
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This novel tells the story of Hank Morgan, the quintessential self-reliant New Englander who brings to King Arthur's Age of Chivalry the "great and beneficent" miracles of nineteenth-century engineering and American ingenuity. Through the collision of past and present, Twain exposes the insubstantiality of both utopias, destroying the myth of the romantic ideal as well as his own era's faith in scientific and social progress.
A central document in American intellectual history, "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is at once a hilarious comedy of anachronisms and incongruities, a romantic fantasy, a utopian vision, and a savage, anarchic social satire that only one of America's greatest writers could pen.
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Book Description Blackstone Audio. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Audiobook on CD Rom - Abridged A Brand New Quality Audiobook from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2249369
Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2007. Compact Disc. Book Condition: Brand New. abridged edition. 6.00x5.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1433205467