“A childhood favourite, though the ending always saddened me.”Sher Ritchie wrote this review Friday, January 6, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of my favorite of Mark Twain.”Dawnita Fogleman wrote this review Monday, December 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Growing up on tales of the Round Table, this book took me back to my roots. I would not like this book if it weren't for one passage half way through. It's a great description of the greatness of Arthur in the midst of death. It summed up everything I love about him so well that it brought me to tears. If you love medieval fantasy read this book!”Audrey wrote this review Friday, December 16, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Okay - so this is another of those books I think I should read. Every now and then I pick up something of a classic and try to expand. ”Bobbie M wrote this review Monday, December 5, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i got half way through the book when it started getting boring, so i read another book and when i finished that one i went back to this one and finished it.”Kiwi Scout wrote this review Sunday, December 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I did not finish this book but I did get to ch 25. I just was not getting into it.
“Great book :D”Scott wrote this review Friday, September 23, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fascinating " If i had known then what I know now" I had forgotten Mark twain's ability to turn a phrase and his remarkable sense of humor. In this book, he vents his views on government and church and social entities through this very clever vehicle.”debora jo g wrote this review Wednesday, August 31, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book follows the adventures of a 19th Century renaissance man who suffers a blow to the head and wakes up in King Arthur's England. He uses his Yankee ingenuity and knowledge of science and technology to get the best of his rivals in Camelot while observing and attempting to improve the conditions of the poor.
I first read this book at age 13 during a family backpacking trip in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. I read it again during a month-long tour of Europe at age 15. Having the book with me while traveling abroad was like having a close friend in my carry-on bag.
This book is accessible to young readers simply because it's a great read. It would also be an excellent way to teach students about the 19th Century notion of what it means to me an American. Hank Morgan, aka Sir Boss, is the quintessential American of his time, smart, techologically savvy and social aware and compassionate. The book could be taught in connection with other texts of the Gilded Age.”
“Mark Twain's take on time travel is both amusing and insightful. When a Yankee from 1910 Hartford, Connecticut finds himself in the England of King Arthur, he uses his 20th century knowledge to modernize Camelot. However, a fact that is as true today as it was 1000 years ago gets in his way. Why the young people embrace change, the people who are set in their ways call on all their reserves to resist it. ”Mac D wrote this review Monday, August 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No