A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

The novel follows the fantastical journey of a 19th-century American engineer who, after a blow to the head, finds himself transported back in time to the medieval kingdom of King Arthur. Using his modern knowledge and ingenuity, the protagonist attempts to modernize the past society, introducing industrial technology and democratic ideas. His efforts to revolutionize the Arthurian world are met with both humor and a critical examination of the social and political issues of both the past and his contemporary society, ultimately leading to a complex interplay between progress and tradition.

The 994th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 378

Since this book was first published in 1889, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 378.0.

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