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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
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Apr 04, 2011

it was amazing

Among Twain's most famous novels, "Yankee" is loosely plotted, frequently implausible and internally inconsistent. But who cares? This is both very funny (the discomfort of wearing armor, the introduction of baseball and bicycles to the Court) and very dark (slavery, feudalism and the caste system are targeted, often through historical anecdotes), making this a transition novel for Twain as his world view soured. Brilliant.
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