A Connecticut Yankee - The Library of America Edition

Author Name: 
Twain, Mark
Grades: 
9
10
11
12
Comments: 
General
" A very satirical tongue-in-cheek story about an 18th century man who finds himself in King Arthur's court and tries to modernize them. A lot of direct criticism of the power of the Catholic Church, but not criticism of religion in general. The man unwillingly goes on a quest with a fair maiden sitting on the horse behind him - eventually he marries her. Description of wives kissing husbands before they are killed, and women suckling newborns before they are burned at the stake. Some anatomy detailed. Somewhat vague references to the queen being unfaithful to the king. "
School Resource: 
Teen: 
0
Rating: 
Classic
Book ID: 
31