By Mark Twain
Whilst Connecticut mechanic and foreman Hank Morgan is knocked subconscious, he wakes to not the popular scenes of nineteenth-century the USA yet to the bewildering points of interest and sounds of sixth-century Camelot. even though stressed first and foremost and fast imprisoned, he quickly realises that his wisdom of the long run can rework his destiny. properly predicting a sun eclipse from within his legal cellphone, Morgan terrifies the folk of britain into freeing him and quickly establishes himself because the strongest magician within the land, enhanced than Merlin and enormously widespread by means of Arthur himself. however the Connecticut Yankee needs for greater than easily a spot on the around desk. quickly, he starts a much larger fight: to carry American democratic beliefs to outdated England. complicated and engaging, A Connecticut Yankee is a darkly comedian attention of the character of human nature and society.
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Published in 2003 by Barnes & Noble Classics with new Introduction, Notes, Biography, Chronology, Inspired By, Comments & Questions, and For Further Reading. This trade paperback edition published in 2004 Š Introduction, Notes, and For Further Reading Copyright @ 2003 by Jenny Davidson. Š Note on Robert Louis Stevenson, The World of Robert Louis Stevenson, Inspired by The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories, and Comments & Questions Copyright ũ 2003 by Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (released in 1941 and starring Spencer Tracy and Ingrid Bergman) is still well worth seeing. More easily mocked than the story of Jack the Ripper, Stevenson舗s tale has generated countless parodies, from early print caricatures to such gems as the Hanna-Barbera animated short Dr. jekyll and Mr. Mouse (1947). Not that the Ripper story is altogether immune from satirization: The band members in Rob Reiner舗s 舠mockumentary舡 This Is Spinal Tap (1984) conduct an earnest conversation at the end-of-tour party about 舠Saucy Jack,舡 the title song of the band舗s projected rock musical about the life of Jack the Ripper.
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