A Connecticut Yankee at the Court of King Arthur

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof

ISBN: 9176393682

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Hank Morgan, a mechanic at a gun factory, is knocked unconscious and wakes up in England in the year 528. After he is captured and taken to Camelot, he is put before the knights of King Arthur’s Round Table where he is condemned to death. However, he remembers having read of an eclipse on the day of his execution and he astonishes the court by predicting the phenomenon. Hank is made minister to the ineffectual king and in an effort to bring democratic principles and mechanical knowledge to the kingdom, he strings telephone wire, starts schools, trains mechanics, and teaches journalism. He also falls in love and marries. But Hank is not popular with everyone – will someone find a way to get rid of him and send him back to his own time? Mark Twain, pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (1835-1910), was an American humorist, lecturer, journalist and novelist who acquired international fame for his adventure stories of boyhood, especially "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" as well as for his travel narratives, especially "The Innocents Abroad", "Roughing It", and "Life on the Mississippi". Twain transcended the apparent limitations of his origins to become a popular public figure and one of America’s most beloved writers.

Lektüreschlüssel. Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman

Author: Heinz Arnold

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159504204

Category: Education

Page: 71

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Reclams "Fremdsprachen-Lektüreschlüssel. Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman" bezieht sich auf den fremdsprachigen Originaltext (in Reclams Roter Reihe), ist aber auf Deutsch verfasst und unterstützt ebenso die Lektüre der deutschen Übersetzung. Eine "Checkliste" enthält Aufgaben zur Verständniskontrolle in der Fremdsprache. Unter dem Darstellungstext stehen Übersetzungshilfen und Schlüsselbegriffe in der Fremdsprache, um die Bearbeitung dieser Aufgaben und ein fremdsprachiges Referieren über das Werk zu erleichtern. Der Band enthält: Erstinformationen zum Werk - Inhaltsangabe - Personen (Konstellationen) - Werk-Aufbau (Strukturskizze) - Wortkommentar - Interpretation - Autor und Zeit - Rezeption - Checkliste zur Verständniskontrolle - Lektüretipps mit Filmempfehlungen.

The Letters of Arthur Schnitzler to Hermann Bahr

Author: Arthur Schnitzler,Hermann Bahr

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) and Hermann Bahr (1863-1934), two of the leading literary personalities in turn-of-the-century Vienna, maintained a friendship that lasted forty years. These letters contribute to an understanding of the life, times, and writings of both of these important authors and provide another perspective on the Jung-Wien group. This edition also includes Daviau's valuable annotations to the text, as well as brief biographies of figures mentioned in the letters. The introduction includes useful summaries of related texts not available for publication at the time.


Author: Michael Kelly

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1916208614


Page: N.A

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King Arthur's Modern Return

Author: Debra N. Mancoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131771413X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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The Arthurian legend closes with a promise: On a distant day, when his country calls, the king will return. His lost realm will be regained, and his shattered dream of an ideal world will, at last, be realized. This collection of original essays explores the issue of return in the modern Arthurian legend. With an Introduction by noted scholar Raymond H. Thompson and 13 essays by authors from the fields of literature, art history, film history, and folklore, this collection reveals the flexibility of the legend. Just as the modern legend takes the form current to its generation, the myth of return generates a new legend with each telling. As these authors show, return can come in the form of a noble king or a Caribbean immigrant, with the mystery of an art theft or a dying boy's dream.

3 Books to Know: King Arthur

Author: Mark Twain,Thomas Malory,Lord Tennyson,Alfred Tennyson

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 857777225X

Category: Fiction

Page: 684

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Welcome to the 3 Books To Know series, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is: King Arthur. - Le Morte D'Arthur By Thomas Malory - Idylls of the King by Lord Tennyson - A Connecticut Yakee In King Arthur's Court by Mark TwainLe Morte d'Arthur (The Death of Arthur) is a reworking by Sir Thomas Malory of existing tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table. Malory interpreted existing French and English stories about these figures and added original material. Le Morte d'Arthur was first published in 1485 by William Caxton and is today one of the best-known works of Arthurian literature in English. Idylls of the King, published between 1859 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892; Poet Laureate from 1850) which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom. The whole work recounts Arthur's attempt and failure to lift up mankind and create a perfect kingdom, from his coming to power to his death at the hands of the traitor Mordred. 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 named Hank Morgan receives a severe blow to the head and is somehow transported in time and space to England during the reign of King Arthur. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics

Arthur and the Kings of Britain

Author: Miles Russell

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445662752

Category: History

Page: 336

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A fresh look at the text which introduced for the first time some of the key figures in British myth and legend.


Author: Eugène Sue

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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