By Mark Twain
While Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked subconscious, he wakes to not the widespread scenes of nineteenth-century the USA yet to the bewildering attractions and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. even if harassed firstly and speedy imprisoned, he quickly realises that his wisdom of the long run can rework his destiny. accurately predicting a sunlight eclipse from within his felony mobile, Morgan terrifies the folk of britain into liberating him and speedily establishes himself because the strongest magician within the land, greater than Merlin and tremendously favourite by way of Arthur himself. however the Connecticut Yankee needs for greater than easily a spot on the around desk. quickly, he starts off a much higher fight: to carry American democratic beliefs to outdated England. complicated and interesting, A Connecticut Yankee is a darkly comedian attention of the character of human nature and society.
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