By Mark Twain
Hank Morgan reveals himself transported to darkish a while England—where he's instantly captured and sentenced to dying at Camelot. thankfully, he’s quick-witted, and within the strategy of saving his lifestyles he turns himself right into a big name of the top magnitude—winning himself the location of best minister in addition to the lasting enmity of Merlin.
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The Battle of the Sand-Belt. CHAPTER XLIV. - A Postscript by Clarence. ENDNOTES INSPIRED BY COMMENTS & QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING FROM THE PAGES OF A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT “I shall never see my friends again—never, never again. ” (page 30) “Merlin has wrought a spell! Merlin, forsooth! That cheap old humbug, that maundering old ass? Bosh, pure bosh, the silliest bosh in the world! ” (pages 52-53) To return to my anomalous position in King Arthur’s kingdom. Here I was, a giant among pigmies, a man among children, a master intelligence among intellectual moles: by all rational measurement the one and only actually great man in that whole British world; and yet there and then, just as in the remote England of my birth-time, the sheep-witted earl who could claim long descent from a king’s leman, acquired at second-hand from the slums of London, was a better man than I was.
Hyde, published in 1886. According to Twain’s Boswell, Albert Bigelow Paine, the biographer who was with him as he lay dying in 1910, Twain’s very last conversation concerned “one of his old subjects, Dual Personality ... ” Even at the end the questions raised by Hank’s public success apparently remained unanswered. ” He says here that he doesn’t know the name of that other self, but we could call him Mark Twain. After all, the first person whom Twain took on an incredible journey was Clemens himself.
He imagined even more amazing trips in the books he began but could not finish during the last dozen years of his life: on a comet to heaven, across a germ-filled drop of water under a microscope, through the bloodstream of a drunken tramp. But none of his characters take a stranger trip than Hank Morgan, who gets hit on the head in a factory in Hartford in 1879 and wakes up to find himself just outside Camelot in the year 528. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court may be the world’s first novel about time travel.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Dover Thrift Editions) by Mark Twain