By Mark Twain
During this vintage satiric novel, released in 1889, Hank Morgan, a manager in a Connecticut gun manufacturing facility, falls subconscious after being whacked at the head. whilst he wakes up he unearths himself in Britain in 528 — the place he's instantly captured, hauled again to Camelot to be exhibited prior to the knights of King Arthur's around desk, and sentenced to demise. issues aren't taking a look reliable.
But Hank is a quick-witted and enterprising fellow, and within the technique of saving his lifestyles he turns himself right into a big name of the top value. His Yankee ingenuity and data of the area past the darkish a while are considered as the main robust sorcery — profitable him a place of top minister in addition to the everlasting enmity of a jealous Merlin. so as to convey democratic rules and mechanical wisdom to the dominion, Hank introduces newspapers, phones, bicycles, and different sleek conveniences to the england of the darkish a while. but if he attempts to enhance the lot of the typical humans, chaos and battle end result, giving a bittersweet tone to this comedian masterpiece through one in all America's maximum storytellers.
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