In this biting satire by Twain, a 19th c. Yankee mechanic is knocked out during a brawl, and wakes to find himself in Camelot, A.D. 528, in King Arthur's Court. When the modern mechanic tries to cure society's ills (oppressed peasantry, evil church, etc.) with 19th c. industrial inventions like electricity and gunfire - all hell breaks loose!In this biting satire by Twain, a 19th c. Yankee mechanic is knocked out during a brawl, and wakes to find himself in Camelot, A.D. 528, in King Arthur's Court. When the modern mechanic tries to cure society's ills (oppressed peasantry, evil church, etc.) with 19th c. industrial inventions like electricity and gunfire - all hell breaks loose!
Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). He is extensively quoted. Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. ([Source].)
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
This is story of a young man who visits the court of King Arthur. Many interesting events take place. There were many duels and pleasant incidents. Finally, all is well that ends well. This is another powerful classic from the pen of Mark Twain. The original flavour of these classics has been carefully retained in these abridged versions.
Must be read by the youth, housewives, students and executives.This is story of a young man who visits the court of King Arthur. Many interesting events take place. There were many duels and pleasant incidents. Finally, all is well that ends well. This is...
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Illustrated) by Mark Twain
One of the greatest satires in American literature, Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court begins when Hank Morgan, a skilled mechanic in a nineteenth-century New England arms factory, is struck on the head during a quarrel and awakens to find himself among the knights and magicians of King Arthur’s Camelot. The ‘Yankee’ vows brashly to "boss the whole country inside of three weeks" and embarks on an ambitious plan to modernize Camelot with 19th c. industrial inventions like electricity and gunfire. It isn’t long before all hell breaks loose!
Arthurian Romances by Chretien de Troyes
Chretien de Troyes was a French poet in the late 12th century whose work represents some of the best examples of Arthurian legend from medieval times. Contained in this volume are the four complete Arthurian romances that have survived. The first of these stories is that of "Erec and Enide", which recounts the story of Erec, one of King Arthur's knights, and the conflict between love and knighthood he experiences in his marriage to Enide. The second romance is the tale of the knight "Cligès" and his love for his uncle's wife, Fenice. The third romance is that of "Yvain, the Knight of the...
Goering's War Three: Southern France and Italy by Kim Kerr
The last volume of the Goering's War series takes the reader from the steppes before Rostov to the mountains of southern France. As men fight in the sky above New York and Berlin rockets rain down on London. German jets fight B-29s and Royal Tiger tanks clash with newer American models. The day of reckoning approaches as the Third Reich struggles to hold the line. Follow the story through the eyes of those who fought in the skies, from inside of an armored vehicle, or in the trenches as the war reaches its dramatic conclusion.
Le Morte D'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
Sir Thomas Malory's compilation of the famous stories of King Arthur and the round table. The seminal English language interpretation of the Arthurian legend, Mallory drew heavily from French sources like the Lancelot-Grail cycle (this influence inspired the French title) along with some older English works.
One of the first books published in England using the printing press, Le Morte D'Arthur was extremely popular when first published in the 15th century. This popularity, combined with the Malory's comprehensive and effective story-telling, caused Le Morte D'Arthur to influence many later...
Goering's War Book Two: Spain and Moscow by Kim Kerr
This is World War Two as it could have been. Hitler is dead, killed by an assassins bomb in 1939. Goering is the Fuehrer. War rages in Spain and Russia. The Luftwaffe fights in the skies over Germany. The story of Germany under Goering is told from the perspective of those who fought it. Follow their lives through the streets of Moscow to the forests of Spain.
1. The Gilded Age: A Tale Of Today 2. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 3. The Prince and the Pauper 4. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 5. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 6. The American Claimant 7. Tom Sawyer Abroad 8. Pudd'nhead Wilson 9. Tom Sawyer, Detective 10. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc 11. A Horse's Tale 12. The Mysterious Stranger 13. A Double Barreled Detective Story (BONUS)
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations.
Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons.
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by J.R.R. Tolkien
New York Timesbestseller “A thrill . . . Beowulfwas Tolkien’s lodestar. Everything he did led up to or away from it.” — New Yorker
J.R.R. Tolkien completed his translation of Beowulfin 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication. This edition includes an illuminating written commentary on the poem by the translator himself, drawn from a series of lectures he gave at Oxford in the 1930s.
His creative attention to detail in these lectures gives rise to a sense of the immediacy and clarity of his vision. It is as if Tolkien...
Le Morte Darthur: The Winchester Manuscript (Oxford World's Classics) by Thomas MaloryHelen Cooper
The definitive English version of the stories of King Arthur, Le Morte Darthur was completed in 1469-70 by Sir Thomas Malory, `knight-prisoner'. In a resonant prose style, Malory charts the tragic disintegration of the fellowship of the Round Table, destroyed from within by warring factions. Recounting the life of King Arthur, the knightly exploits of Sir Lancelot du Lake, Sir Tristram, Sir Gawain, and the quest for the Holy Grail, Le Morte Darthur depicts the contradictions that underscore the Fellowship's chivalric ideals. A pervading tension cumulates in the revelation of Lancelot and...