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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Written By: Mark Twain
  • ID Book : N.a
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 470
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. In the book, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician; and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks and the shoring up of a holy well. He attempts to modernize the past, but in the end he is unable to prevent the death of Arthur and a prohibition is laid against him by the Catholic Church of the time; which grows fearful of his power.

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King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court

By Kim Iverson Headlee
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lucky Bat Books
  • Isbn : 193905172X
  • Pages : 236
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 963
  • File Pdf: king-arthur-s-sister-in-washington-s-court.pdf

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How sick are you of US politics? How doomed is the world because of who has claimed the Oval Office throne—er, chair? Refresh your spirit by laughing along with what Mark Twain might have written about today’s political falderal. “Solidly entertaining.” —Publishers Weekly WINNER 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction & Fantasy. Morgan le Fay, sixth-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, D.C., of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels. Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise. Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball… and the human heart. Mark Twain began work on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court in 1879—the same year the Yankee Hank Morgan departed for his sojourn in sixth-century Britain. The first edition was published in 1889 and features more than 200 illustrations by the man who later would become founder of the Boy Scouts of America, Daniel Carter Beard. These illustrations are now in the public domain, and a handful have been incorporated into King Arthur's Sister in Washington's Court as an artistic homage to this classic edition of the first time travel story in all literature.

7 best short stories by Mark Twain

By Mark Twain,August Nemo
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tacet Books
  • Isbn : 3967995208
  • Pages : 62
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 166
  • File Pdf: 7-best-short-stories.pdf

Book Summary:

Welcome to the 7 Best Short Stories book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. This edition is dedicated to the american author Mark Twain. Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced," and William Faulkner called him "the father of American literature". Works selected for this book: - About Barbers; - A Dog's Tale; - A Ghost Story; - A Monument to Adam; - Eve's Diary; - Extracts from Adam's Diary; - The Stolen White Elephant.

The Prince and the Pauper + A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court + Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc: 3 Unabridged Classics

By Mark Twain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026807472
  • Pages : 950
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 846
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Prince and the Pauper + A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court + Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc" contains 3 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by Mark Twain first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by Mark Twain, originally published in book form in 1896. The novel is a satirical comedy that looks at 6th-Century England and its medieval culture through the eyes of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century resident of Hartford, Connecticut, who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, published in 1896, is the remarkable story of the saint's life as told by the fictional Sieur Louis de Conté, Joan's page and secretary, in the form of a memoir written in the twilight of life. The character has had the privilege of growing up with Joan of Arc, accompanying her during the excitement and pageantry of her military campaigns, and being present at each of her three trials. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

By Washington Irving
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 898
  • File Pdf: the-legend-of-sleepy-hollow-and-other-stories.pdf

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by an American writer Washington Irving. The story is set in the end of the 18th century in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, called Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod Crane, a lean, lanky and extremely superstitious teacher from Connecticut competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of a wealthy farmer, Baltus Van Tassel. One autumn night, when Ichabod was returning from the party at the Van Tassels' homestead, he was followed by a rider without a head. Presumably, it was a ghost of Hessian cavalryman, who had been beheaded by a stray shot in one of the “unnamed battles” during the War of Independence (USA) and after that “rode during the night in a search of his head”…

The Archeologist and Selected Sea Stories

By Andreas Karkavitsas
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0525507833
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 588
  • File Pdf: the-archeologist-and-selected-sea-stories.pdf

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Translated into English for the first time, The Archeologist is a landmark of Greek national literature, and an important document in the history of archeology and classicism. Published for the bicentennial year of the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence. A Penguin Classic The year 2021 marks the bicentennial of the outbreak of the Greek War of Independence. This historical milestone provides the impetus for a new period of intensified reflection on the past, present, and future of Greece, especially in light of recent financial and humanitarian challenges the country has found itself facing: the debt crisis that began in the last days of 2009 and the migration crisis five years later. These crises had already stirred renewed and often animated debate about Greek national identity, especially in relation to Europe, and the legacy of classical antiquity remains central to how that relationship is imagined. Where does Greece fit into the modern world and what role, if any, should its celebrated and idealized antiquity play in the country's national identity? More than a century ago, Karkavitsas's The Archeologist (1904) helped to articulate and frame these kinds of questions. The work is an allegory of Greek nationalism that is stylized as a folktale about Aristodemus and Dimitrakis Eumorphopoulos, two brothers and descendants of the illustrious Eumorphopoulos line. For centuries, the family had been persecuted by the Khan family, but when the Khan dynasty starts to topple, the Eumorphopoulos family resolves to regain their ancestral lands and restore their line's ancient glory. Yet the two brothers disagree about the best path forward into the future. Aristodemus insists, to the point of mania, that they must look only to the ancient past—to the family's ancient language, texts, religion, and monuments; Dimitrakis, on the other hand, exuberantly embraces the present. The Archeologist, however, attempts to map and dramatize the tensions that were violently brewing in the Balkans at the turn of the twentieth century and which, within a decade of the work's publication, would contribute to the outbreak of World War I. Also included in this edition are a selection of "sea tales," which Karkavitsas heard from sailors during his extensive time aboard ships in the Mediterranean. Considered as indigenous to Greek literature, the four sea stories represent some of the best known of the Tales from the Prow. "The Gorgon," one of Karkavitsas's shortest sea stories, is also one of the most famous.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура. Книга для чтения на английском языке

By Марк Твен
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  • Publisher : Litres
  • Isbn : 5041354871
  • Pages :
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Reads : 520
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Марк Твен (настоящее имя Сэмюэл Клеменс) (1835–1910) – известный американский писатель, классик мировой литературы.Роман «Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура» (1889) может быть с полным правом поставлен в один ряд с лучшими произведениями писателя. Эта необычная книга сочетает в себе фантастику, пародию и жизнерадостный юмор.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен комментариями и словарем.В формате PDF A4 сохранен издательский макет книги.

Arthurian Animation

By Michael N. Salda
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476606145
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 272
  • File Pdf: arthurian-animation.pdf

Book Summary:

This is an exploration of the potent blend of Arthurian legend, cartoon animation, and cultural and artistic trends from 1933 to the present. In more than 170 theatrical and televised short cartoons, televised series and specials, and feature-length films from The Sword in the Stone to Shrek the Third—all covered in this book—animators have repeatedly brought the Round Table to life. Although these productions differ greatly in tone and intent—spanning spectra from comic to sober, fantastic to realistic, and entertaining to edifying—they share in the proof of Camelot’s continuing relevance in the modern world.

The Dark Interval

By Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Isbn : 0525509852
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 704
  • File Pdf: the-dark-interval.pdf

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From the writer of the classic Letters to a Young Poet, reflections on grief and loss, collected and published here in one volume for the first time. “A great poet’s reflections on our greatest mystery.”—Billy Collins “A treasure . . . The solace Rilke offers is uncommon, uplifting and necessary.”—The Guardian Gleaned from Rainer Maria Rilke’s voluminous, never-before-translated letters to bereaved friends and acquaintances, The Dark Interval is a profound vision of the mourning process and a meditation on death’s place in our lives. Following the format of Letters to a Young Poet, this book arranges Rilke’s letters into an uninterrupted sequence, showcasing the full range of the great author’s thoughts on death and dying, as well as his sensitive and moving expressions of consolation and condolence. Presented with care and authority by master translator Ulrich Baer, The Dark Interval is a literary treasure, an indispensable resource for anyone searching for solace, comfort, and meaning in a time of grief. Praise for The Dark Interval “Even though each of these letters of condolence is personalized with intimate detail, together they hammer home Rilke’s remarkable truth about the death of another: that the pain of it can force us into a ‘deeper . . . level of life’ and render us more ‘vibrant.’ Here we have a great poet’s reflections on our greatest mystery.”—Billy Collins “As we live our lives, it is possible to feel not sadness or melancholy but a rush of power as the life of others passes into us. This rhapsodic volume teaches us that death is not a negation but a deepening experience in the onslaught of existence. What a wise and victorious book!”—Henri Cole

10 Famous Social Satire Books (Illustrated)

By Jonathan Swift,Voltaire,Ambrose Bierce,Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol,Charles Dickens,Mark Twain,Kenneth Grahame,Edwin A. Abbott,Edgar Allan Poe,Oscar Wilde
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 130
  • File Pdf: 10-famous-social-satire-books.pdf

Book Summary:

Books in the satire genre. In satire, vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement. Although satire is usually meant to be humorous, its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to both particular and wider issues in society. Contents: Jonathan Swift. A Modest Proposal Voltaire. Candide Ambrose Bierce. The Devil's Dictionary Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. Dead Souls Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club Mark Twain. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Kenneth Grahame. The Wind in the Willows Edwin A. Abbott. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Edgar Allan Poe. Never Bet The Devil Your Head Oscar Wilde. The Importance of Being Earnest

The American Claimant

By Mark Twain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Isbn : 048684059X
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 168
  • File Pdf: the-american-claimant.pdf

Book Summary:

Lighthearted farce featuring an American charmed by the British aristocracy and a British earl equally intrigued by his conception of the nature of America's democratic society. Illustrated by Dan Beard.

Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted

By Gary Barwin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Isbn : 0735279535
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 560
  • File Pdf: nothing-the-same-everything-haunted.pdf

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A middle-aged Jewish man who fantasizes about being a cowboy goes on an eccentric quest across Europe after the 1941 Nazi invasion of Lithuania in this wild and witty yet heartrending novel from the bestselling author of Yiddish for Pirates, shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Motl is middle-aged, poor, nerdy, Jewish and in desperate need of a shave. Since having his balls shot cleanly off as a youth in WWI, he's lived a quiet life at home in Vilnius with his shrewd and shrewish mom, Gitl, losing himself in the masculine fantasy world of cowboy novels by writers like Karl May--novels equally loved by Hitler, whose troops have just invaded Lithuania and are out to exterminate people like Motl. In his dreams, Motl is a fast-talking, rugged, expert gunslinger capable of dealing with the Nazi threat. But only in his dreams. As friends and neighbours are killed around them, Motl and Gitl escape from Vilnius, saving their own skins. But they immediately risk everything to try rescue relatives they hope are still alive. With death all around him, Motl decides that a Jew's best revenge is not only to live, but to procreate. In order to achieve this, though, he must relocate those most crucial pieces of his anatomy lost to him in a glacier in the Swiss Alps in the previous war. It's an absurd yet life-affirming mission, made even more urgent when he's separated from his mother, and isn't sure whether she's alive or dead. Joining forces, and eventually hearts, with Esther, a Jewish woman whose family has been killed, Motl ventures across Europe, a kaleidoscope of narrow escapes and close encounters with everyone from Himmler, to circus performers, double agents, quislings, fake "Indians" and real ones. Motl at last figures out that he has more connection to the Indigenous characters in western novels than the cowboys. An imaginative and deeply felt exploration of genocide, persecution, colonialism and masculinity--saturated in Gary Barwin's sharp wit and perfect pun-play--Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted: The Ballad of Motl the Cowboy is a one-of-a-kind novel of sheer genius.

The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine

By Mark Twain,Philip C. Stead
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0553523244
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 337
  • File Pdf: the-purloining-of-prince-oleomargarine.pdf

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New York Times Bestseller! A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A never-before-published, previously unfinished Mark Twain children’s story is brought to life by Philip and Erin Stead, creators of the Caldecott Medal-winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee. In a hotel in Paris one evening in 1879, Mark Twain sat with his young daughters, who begged their father for a story. Twain began telling them the tale of Johnny, a poor boy in possession of some magical seeds. Later, Twain would jot down some rough notes about the story, but the tale was left unfinished . . . until now. Plucked from the Mark Twain archive at the University of California at Berkeley, Twain’s notes now form the foundation of a fairy tale picked up over a century later. With only Twain’s fragmentary script and a story that stops partway as his guide, author Philip Stead has written a tale that imagines what might have been if Twain had fully realized this work. Johnny, forlorn and alone except for his pet chicken, meets a kind woman who gives him seeds that change his fortune, allowing him to speak with animals and sending him on a quest to rescue a stolen prince. In the face of a bullying tyrant king, Johnny and his animal friends come to understand that generosity, empathy, and quiet courage are gifts more precious in this world than power and gold. Illuminated by Erin Stead’s graceful, humorous, and achingly poignant artwork, this is a story that reaches through time and brings us a new book from America’s most legendary writer, envisioned by two of today’s most important names in children’s literature. A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year "Will capture the imaginations of readers of all ages"—USA Today, ★ ★ ★ ★ (out of four stars) ★ "Samuel Langhorne Clemens himself would be proud."—Booklist, starred review ★ "A cast of eccentric characters, celestially fine writing, and a crusade against pomp that doesn't sacrifice humor."—Publishers Weekly, starred review ★ "Completing a story penned by arguably America's greatest author is no easy feat, but the Caldecott-winning author-illustrator (and husband-wife) team proves more than equal to the task. . . . A pensive and whimsical work that Twain would applaud."—Kirkus, starred review ★ "The combination of Twain’s (often sarcastic) humor and “lessons of life,” a touch of allegory, and Stead’s own storytelling skills result in an awesome piece of fantasy."—School Library Journal, starred review ★ "Beautifully understated and nuanced illustrations by Erin Stead add the finishing flourishes to this remarkable work."—Shelf Awareness, starred review “drawn with a graceful crosshatched intelligence that seems close to the best of Wyeth.”—Adam Gopnik, The New York Times "Twain and the two Steads have created what could become a read-aloud classic, perfect for families to enjoy together."—The Horn Book "Artful and meta and elegant”—The Wall Street Journal "Should inspire readers young and old to seek further adventures with Twain."—The Washington Post

The Greek Plays

By Sophocles,Aeschylus,Euripides
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Isbn : 0679644482
  • Pages : 864
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 588
  • File Pdf: the-greek-plays.pdf

Book Summary:

A landmark anthology of the masterpieces of Greek drama, featuring all-new, highly accessible translations of some of the world’s most beloved plays, including Agamemnon, Prometheus Bound, Bacchae, Electra, Medea, Antigone, and Oedipus the King Featuring translations by Emily Wilson, Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Mary Lefkowitz, and James Romm The great plays of Ancient Greece are among the most enduring and important legacies of the Western world. Not only is the influence of Greek drama palpable in everything from Shakespeare to modern television, the insights contained in Greek tragedy have shaped our perceptions of the nature of human life. Poets, philosophers, and politicians have long borrowed and adapted the ideas and language of Greek drama to help them make sense of their own times. This exciting curated anthology features a cross section of the most popular—and most widely taught—plays in the Greek canon. Fresh translations into contemporary English breathe new life into the texts while capturing, as faithfully as possible, their original meaning. This outstanding collection also offers short biographies of the playwrights, enlightening and clarifying introductions to the plays, and helpful annotations at the bottom of each page. Appendices by prominent classicists on such topics as “Greek Drama and Politics,” “The Theater of Dionysus,” and “Plato and Aristotle on Tragedy” give the reader a rich contextual background. A detailed time line of the dramas, as well as a list of adaptations of Greek drama to literature, stage, and film from the time of Seneca to the present, helps chart the history of Greek tragedy and illustrate its influence on our culture from the Roman Empire to the present day. With a veritable who’s who of today’s most renowned and distinguished classical translators, The Greek Plays is certain to be the definitive text for years to come. Praise for The Greek Plays “Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm deftly have gathered strong new translations from Frank Nisetich, Sarah Ruden, Rachel Kitzinger, Emily Wilson, as well as from Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm themselves. There is a freshness and pungency in these new translations that should last a long time. I admire also the introductions to the plays and the biographies and annotations provided. Closing essays by five distinguished classicists—the brilliant Daniel Mendelsohn and the equally skilled David Rosenbloom, Joshua Billings, Mary-Kay Gamel, and Gregory Hays—all enlightened me. This seems to me a helpful light into our gathering darkness.”—Harold Bloom

Aesop's Fables

By Aesop Aesop
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • Isbn : 1623957257
  • Pages : 359
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 197
  • File Pdf: aesop-s-fables.pdf

Book Summary:

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop's Fables have been touchstone tales for thousands of years. Stories like "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Boy who Cried Wolf" and "The Fox and the Grapes" are just as relevant for today's audiences as they ever were. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

By R. J. Palacio
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 0525644245
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 417
  • File Pdf: auggie-me.pdf

Book Summary:

Over 13 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. And don't miss R.J. Palacio's highly anticipated new novel, Pony, available now! Auggie & Me gives readers a special look at Auggie’s world through three new points of view. These stories are an extra peek at Auggie before he started at Beecher Prep and during his first year there. Readers get to see him through the eyes of Julian, the bully; Christopher, Auggie’s oldest friend; and Charlotte, Auggie’s new friend at school. Together, these three stories are a treasure for readers who don’t want to leave Auggie behind when they finish Wonder.

Those Extraordinary Twins

By Mark Twain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 402
  • File Pdf: those-extraordinary-twins.pdf

Book Summary:

Originally part of the Pudd'nhead Wilson book, Twain realised during the writing process that the twins were taking a backseat to characters such as Pudd'nhead Wilson, Roxy, and Tom Driscoll. As a result, he took them out and gave them their own short story. He explains all this in the Introduction to this book.

Sword Stone Table

By Swapna Krishna,Jenn Northington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0593081900
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 686
  • File Pdf: sword-stone-table.pdf

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From the vast lore surrounding King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, comes an anthology of gender-bent, race-bent, LGBTQIA+ inclusive retellings. Featuring stories by: Alexander Chee • Preeti Chhibber • Roshani Chokshi • Sive Doyle • Maria Dahvana Headley • Ausma Zehanat Khan • Daniel M. Lavery • Ken Liu • Sarah MacLean • Silvia Moreno-Garcia • Jessica Plummer • Anthony Rapp • Waubgeshig Rice • Alex Segura • Nisi Shawl • S. Zainab Williams A Publishers Weekly Summer Reads pick! Here you’ll find the Lady of the Lake reimagined as an albino Ugandan sorceress and the Lady of Shalott as a wealthy, isolated woman in futuristic Mexico City; you'll see Excalibur rediscovered as a baseball bat that grants a washed-up minor leaguer a fresh shot at glory and as a lost ceremonial drum that returns to a young First Nations boy the power and the dignity of his people. There are stories set in Gilded Age Chicago, '80s New York, twenty-first century Singapore, and space; there are lesbian lady knights, Arthur and Merlin reborn in the modern era for a second chance at saving the world and falling in love—even a coffee shop AU. Brave, bold, and groundbreaking, the stories in Sword Stone Table will bring fresh life to beloved myths and give long-time fans a chance to finally see themselves in their favorite legends.

The Romance of Arthur

By Norris J. Lacy,James J. Wilhelm
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317341848
  • Pages : 572
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 861
  • File Pdf: the-romance-of-arthur.pdf

Book Summary:

The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition. This fully updated third edition presents a comprehensive reader, mapping the course of Arthurian literature, and is expanded to cover: key authors such as Chrétien de Troyes and Thomas of Britain, as well as Arthurian texts by women and more obscure sources for Arthurian romance extensive coverage of key themes and characters in the tradition a wide geographical range of texts including translations from Latin, French, German, Spanish, Welsh, Middle English, and Italian sources a broad chronological range of texts, encompassing nearly a thousand years of Arthurian romance. Norris J. Lacy builds on the book’s source material, presenting readers with a clear introduction to many accessible modern-spelling versions of Arthurian texts. The extracts are presented in a new reader-friendly format with detailed suggestions for further reading and illustrations of key places, figures, and scenes. The Romance of Arthur provides an excellent introduction and an extensive resource for both students and scholars of Arthurian literature.

The Arabian Nights

By Andrew Lang
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 3986479171
  • Pages : 333
  • Category : Art
  • Reads : 197
  • File Pdf: the-arabian-nights.pdf

Book Summary:

The Arabian Nights Andrew Lang - One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of stories collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars in various countries across the Middle East and South Asia. These collections of tales trace their roots back to ancient Arabia and Yemen, ancient Indian literature and Persian literature, ancient Egyptian literature and Mesopotamian mythology, ancient Syria and Asia Minor, and medieval Arabic folk stories from the Caliphate era. Though the oldest Arabic manuscript dates from the fourteenth century, scholarship generally dates the collection's genesis to somewhere between AD 800900.

The Middle Ages Unlocked

By Gillian Polack,Katrin Kania
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Isbn : 1445645890
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 845
  • File Pdf: the-middle-ages-unlocked.pdf

Book Summary:

A unique guide to all aspects of life in the Middle Ages.

The Mabinogion

By
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Isbn : 0191517801
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 453
  • File Pdf: the-mabinogion.pdf

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Then they took the flowers of the oak, and the flowers of the broom, and the flowers of the meadowsweet, and from those they conjured up the fairest and most beautiful maiden that anyone had ever seen. Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history — these are just some of the themes embraced by the anonymous authors of the eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. They tell of Gwydion the shape-shifter, who can create a woman out of flowers; of Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; of hanging a pregnant mouse and hunting a magical boar. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love are set against the backdrop of a country struggling to retain its independence. Sioned Davies' lively translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By Twain Mark
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5521001956
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 619
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Mark Twain Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens. (1835 — 1910) A famous American writer, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer. Among Twain's best-known novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Prince and the Pauper, and others. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) tells the story of a Yankee engineer from Connecticut who is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking that he is a magician. Twain was inspired to write this book by a dream in which he was a knight himself, severely inconvenienced by the weight and cumbersome nature of his armor.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Fully Illustrated)

By Mark Twain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LCI
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 455
  • Category : Americans
  • Reads : 721
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-Includes the 221 original Illustrations by Phiz. -Table of contents to every chapters in the book. -Complete and formatted to improve your reading experience PLOT : The novel is a satirical comedy that looks at 6th-Century England and its medieval culture through the eyes of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century resident of Hartford, Connecticut, who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur. The fictional Mr. Morgan, who had an image of that time that had been colored over the years by romantic myths, takes on the task of analyzing the problems and sharing his knowledge from 1300 years in the future to modernize, Americanize, and improve the lives of the people. The story begins as a first-person narrative in Warwick Castle, where a man details his recollection of a tale told to by an "interested stranger" who is personified as a knight through his simple language and familiarity with ancient armor.[2] After a brief tale of Sir Launcelot of Camelot and his role in slaying two giants from the third-person narrative, the man named Hank Morgan enters and, after being given whiskey by the narrator, he is persuaded to reveal more of his story. Described through first-person narrative as a man familiar with the firearms and machinery trade, Hank is a man who had reached the level of superintendent due to his proficiency in firearms manufacturing, with two thousand subordinates. He describes the beginning of his tale by illustrating details of a disagreement with his subordinates, during which he sustained a head injury from a "crusher" to the head caused by a man named "Hercules" using a crowbar.[3] After passing out from the blow, Hank describes waking up underneath an oak tree in a rural area of Camelot where a knight questions him for trespassing upon his land, and after establishing rapport, leads him towards Camelot castle.[4] Upon recognizing that he has time-traveled to the sixth century, Hank realizes that he is the de facto smartest person on Earth, and with his knowledge he should soon be running things. Hank is ridiculed at King Arthur's court for his strange appearance and dress and is sentenced by King Arthur's court (particularly the magician Merlin) to burn at the stake on 21 June. By a stroke of luck, the date of the burning coincides with a historical solar eclipse in the year 528, of which Hank had learned in his earlier life. (In reality, the solar eclipses nearest in time to 21 June, both partial, both in the Southern Hemisphere at maximum, in 528 occurred on 6 March and 1 August.[5]) While in prison, he sends the boy Clarence to inform the King that he will blot out the sun if he is executed. Hank believes the current date to be 20 June; however, it is actually the 21st when he makes his threat, the day that the eclipse will occur at 12:03 p.m. When the King decides to burn him, the eclipse catches Hank by surprise. But he quickly uses it to his advantage and convinces the people that he caused the eclipse. He makes a bargain with the King, is released, and becomes the second most powerful person in the kingdom. Hank is given the position of principal minister to the King and is treated by all with the utmost fear and awe. His celebrity brings him to be known by a new title, elected by the people — "The Boss". However, he proclaims that his only income will be taken as a percentage of any increase in the kingdom's gross national product that he succeeds in creating for the state as Arthur's chief minister, which King Arthur sees as fair. Although the people fear him and he has his new title, Hank is still seen as somewhat of an equal. The people might grovel to him if he were a knight or some form of nobility, but without that, Hank faces problems from time to time, as he refuses to seek to join such ranks.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Complete Edition)

By Mark Twain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8027245338
  • Pages : 329
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 944
  • File Pdf: a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court.pdf

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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. A Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking that he is a magician, and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks, and the shoring up of a holy well.

The Voyage Through Time Dimension

By H. G. Wells,William Hope Hodgson,Mark Twain,H. P. Lovecraft,Abraham Merritt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8027248280
  • Pages : 1041
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 367
  • File Pdf: the-voyage-through-time-dimension.pdf

Book Summary:

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: H. G. Wells: The Time Machine William Hope Hodgson: The Night Land Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court H. P. Lovecraft: The Shadow out of Time Abraham Merritt: The Ship of Ishtar

The Prince and the Pauper + A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court + Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

By Mark Twain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026804554
  • Pages : 950
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 648
  • File Pdf: the-prince-and-the-pauper-a-connecticut-yankee-in-king-arthur-s-court-personal-recollections-of-joan-of-arc.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Prince and the Pauper + A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court + Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc” contains 3 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by Mark Twain first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by Mark Twain, originally published in book form in 1896. The novel is a satirical comedy that looks at 6th-Century England and its medieval culture through the eyes of Hank Morgan, a 19th-century resident of Hartford, Connecticut, who, after a blow to the head, awakens to find himself inexplicably transported back in time to early medieval England at the time of the legendary King Arthur. Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, published in 1896, is the remarkable story of the saint's life as told by the fictional Sieur Louis de Conté, Joan's page and secretary, in the form of a memoir written in the twilight of life. The character has had the privilege of growing up with Joan of Arc, accompanying her during the excitement and pageantry of her military campaigns, and being present at each of her three trials. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835 – 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."

Mark Twain: Complete Novels

By Mark Twain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher :
  • Isbn : 2291073737
  • Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reads : 594
  • File Pdf: mark-twain.pdf

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King Arthur Super Pack

By Mark Twain
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 168146523X
  • Pages : 2500
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 925
  • File Pdf: king-arthur-super-pack.pdf

Book Summary:

The King Arthur Super Pack is the most complete collection of Arthurian literature ever assembled. There are more than two thousand pages of amazing literature here. There are more than a dozen major works included in this collection, as well as a number of works of interest to Arthurian fans. Journey back in time to the days of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, when magic and chivalry ruled the land. Included in this omnibus edition are: 'Le Morte D'Arthur' by Sir Thomas Malory; 'Idylls of the King' by Lord Alfred Tennyson; 'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court' by Mark Twain; 'Erec et Enide' by Chrétien de Troyes; 'The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights' by Sir James Knowles; 'Stories of King Arthur's Knights: Told to the Children' by Mary MacGregor; 'Stories of King Arthur and His Knights' by U. Waldo Cutler; 'King Arthur's Knights: The Tales Re-Told for Boys & Girls' by Henry Gilbert; 'Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion' by Beatrice Clay; 'King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table' by Rupert S. Holland; 'The Marvellous History of King Arthur in Avalon' by Geoffrey of Monmouth; 'Gawayne and the Green Knight: A Fairy Tale' by Charlton Miner Lewis; 'Merlin's Youth' by George Parker Bidder; 'Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys' translated by Jessie L. Weston; 'Merlin the Enchanter' by Thomas Wentworth Higginson; 'King Arthur at Avalon' by Thomas Wentworth Higginson; 'Sir Lancelot of the Lake' by Thomas Wentworth Higginson; 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' translated by Jessie Weston; 'The Story of the Champions of the Round Table' by Howard Pyle; 'A Knyght Ther Was' by Robert F. Young; 'The Egyptian Maid or The Romance of the Water-Lily' by William Wordsworth; 'Merlin and Vivien' by Lord Alfred Tennyson; 'Merlin's Song' by Ralph Waldo Emerson; 'Gawain and the Lady of Avalon' by George Augustus Simcox; and 'The Marriage of Sir Gawaine' by Bishop Thomas Percy.

King Arthur and Robin Hood on the Radio

By Katherine Barnes Echols
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476630003
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reads : 697
  • File Pdf: king-arthur-and-robin-hood-on-the-radio.pdf

Book Summary:

Before stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood were adapted and readapted for film, television and theater, radio scriptwriters looking for material turned to Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur (1485) and Howard Pyle’s The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (1883). Throughout the 1930s to the mid–1950s, their legends inspired storylines for Abbott and Costello, Popeye, Let’s Pretend, Escape, Gunsmoke, The Adventures of Superman and others. Many of these adaptations reflect the moral and ethical questions of the day, as characters’ faced issues of gender relations, divorce, citizenship, fascism, crime and communism in a medieval setting.

Literary Culture and U.S Imperialism : From the Revolution to World War II

By John Carlos Rowe Professor of English University of California at Irvine
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Isbn : 0195351231
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 549
  • File Pdf: literary-culture-and-u-s-imperialism.pdf

Book Summary:

John Carlos Rowe, considered one of the most eminent and progressive critics of American literature, has in recent years become instrumental in shaping the path of American studies. His latest book examines literary responses to U.S. imperialism from the late eighteenth century to the 1940s. Interpreting texts by Charles Brockden Brown, Poe, Melville, John Rollin Ridge, Twain, Henry Adams, Stephen Crane, W. E. B Du Bois, John Neihardt, Nick Black Elk, and Zora Neale Hurston, Rowe argues that U.S. literature has a long tradition of responding critically or contributing to our imperialist ventures. Following in the critical footsteps of Richard Slotkin and Edward Said, Literary Culture and U.S. Imperialism is particularly innovative in taking account of the public and cultural response to imperialism. In this sense it could not be more relevant to what is happening in the scholarship, and should be vital reading for scholars and students of American literature and culture.

Mark Twain and the Community

By Thomas Blues
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Isbn : 0813194385
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 623
  • File Pdf: mark-twain-and-the-community.pdf

Book Summary:

Throughout his career Mark Twain viewed the relations between the individual and his community with mixed feelings, and this book explores both the ambiguities of Twain's attitude and their effect upon his fiction. In the earlier novels—most notably The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn—the protagonist enjoys a dual position—at liberty to follow his own inclinations while retaining his conventional place as a respected member of the community—and the resolutions of these works are built upon this duality. Facing realities which the earlier fiction evaded, Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court found himself in a dilemma that he was unable to resolve: the community was no longer seen as a moral refuge and, most importantly, the individual was no longer seen as superior to the community standards against which he revolted. Thomas Blues contends that Twain's failure to reconcile this opposition largely accounts for the bitter, cynical fiction at the close of his career, and through use of the individual-community relationship he offers here fresh interpretations of Twain's most widely read novels.

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