Mark Twain : Historical Romances : Prince & the Pauper / Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court / Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc (Library of America)

by Mark Twain

Other authorsSusan K. Harris (Editor)
Hardcover, 1994

Status

Available

Genres

Publication

Library of America (1994), 1050 pages

Description

The prince and the pauper: When young Edward VI of England and Tom Canty, a poor boy who looks just like him, exchange places, each learns a valuable lesson about the other's very different station in life in sixteenth-century England. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court: A blow to the head transports a Yankee to 528 A.D. where he proceeds to modernize King Arthur's kingdom by organizing a school system, constructing telephone lines, and inventing the printing press. Personal recollections of Joan of Arc: Twain's most ambitious work is a fictional translation of Sieur Louis de Conte's memoirs, the one person who was with Joan during the three important stages of her life: as a visionary village peasant, as a military genius and as the defendant at her trial.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member auntieknickers
I've only read The Prince and the Pauper and A Connecticut Yankee... and it was a long time ago, but I recall enjoying them very much although they are not up to the standard of Huckleberry Finn.

Language

Original language

English

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Library of America

Barcode

11883

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