Twain, Mark - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - ( Item 123358 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2015. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Fred Kaplan. Illustrated by David Hughes. 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. Illustrated by David Hughes. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. 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. Production Details. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court book. Bound in cloth. Printed with a design by David Hughes. Set in Bulmer. 352 pages. 10 colour illustrations. Book size: 9½" x 6.
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