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Title:Ein Yankee am Hofe des Königs Artus (Humor der Weltliteratur, #2)
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Publisher:Berlin : Stephenson
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Number of Pages:352
Category:Classics, Fantasy, Historical fiction, Humor, Time travel

Ein Yankee am Hofe des Königs Artus (Humor der Weltliteratur, #2) by Mark Twain, Gertrud Eisenmenger, R. Roese

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Ein Yankee am Hofe des Königs Artus (Humor der Weltliteratur, #2) Hank Morgan a th century Hartfordian awakens to find himself inexplicably transported to Arthurian England in The story begins in a st person narrative in Warwick Castle where a man details his recollection of a tale told him by a stranger who s personified as a Knight thru his language amp familiarity with armor After a brief tale of Launcelot slaying two giants in rd person narrative Hank Morgan enters amp given whiskey is persuaded to tell his story Described thru st person narrative as a man familiar with firearms amp machinery he d become a superintendent in firearms manufacture He describes the beginning of his tale by illustrating details of a disagreement with subordinates where he sustained a head injury caused by a man named Hercules Passing out he describes waking up beneath an oak in rural Camelot where a Knight catches him trespassing amp after establishing rapport leads him to the castle Hank is ridiculed for his appearance amp sentenced to burn at the stake Luckily this coincides with the solar eclipse which he d learned about in his own time Recalling this he convinces everyone of his power by making it seem he causes the eclipse at the moment he s to be burned He s liberated given the position of principal royal minister amp treated with awe Celebrity brings him a title The Boss Hank learns about medieval practices amp superstitions He outdoes fake sorcerers amp miracle working clergy Merlin becomes jealous Despite being a court officer Hank s willing to go among the people to promote new economic policies as well as democratic amp modern principles Arthur chooses to join him on an excursion during which he exposes himself to smallpox in order to help a peasant Despite this noble act he s unwilling to abandon medieval ways He eventually causes the arrest of the incognito Hank amp himself by being unable to act like a commoner Hank amp a group of bicycle riding knights rescue them Hank industrializes the country behind the back of the ruling class He creates schools which teach modern ideas amp English removing new generations from medieval concepts He constructs factories producing modern tools amp weapons He marries They have a daughter While vacationing with them in France he learns Arthur has died fighting his nephew Mordred Hank establishes a republic declares himself ruler amp the people revolt Merlin finally uses a spell to put him asleep to return to his own time

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