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A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court  - 1st Edition/1st Printing by  Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens] Twain - First Edition; First Printing - 1889 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. and Biblio.com

A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Twain, Mark [; Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Condition: Fine


New York: Charles L. Webster and Company. Fine. 1889. First Edition; First Printing. Original Cloth. A bright first printing of the first edition in Fine condition in the original green cloth with white end papers imprinted in yellow-green floral pattern, fly-title on page , later state without S-like ornament between the two word caption on page 59 [BAL 3429]. Broken types on page 341. Housed in custom made slipcase and box in Fine condition; Twain's tale of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century citizen of Hartford, CT who awakens to find himself transported back in time to medieval England at the time of legendary King Arthur in AD 528. Hank uses his knowledge and Yankee ingenuity to advance the English society and secure a high position for himself, but later falls victim to modern society's own darker side .

The original American satiristCracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur's England. Branded by Twain's aptitude for broad comedy and biting social satire, the grim truths of Twain's Camelot-fear, injustice, ignorance-resound as clearly now as when it was written




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