A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the original by Mark Twain, is a seminal time-travel story, however the original requires a significant time investment to understand properly. The plot, for those readers who are unfamiliar, consists of a nineteenth-century man who, after a blow to the head, finds himself transported to King Arthur’s court in medieval England. Using his advanced technology he solves the problems of the Dark Ages.

This sequential art edition gives readers a chance to quickly follow the story and decide for themselves if they want to read the original or not. This version is rendered in relatively basic ink drawings which nevertheless effectively convey the plot of the story, and it follows the original well. This book manages to convey the satire and emotion of the original while easily holding the reader’s attention due to the new medium. It is nice not to have to spend as much time wading through the verbose descriptions Twain favors. It is rather a silly story that I don’t like very much, but if you want to become familiar with this classic, this version is a good way to do so. Author Seymour Chwast cannot be faulted for the inanity of the source material, and does a fair job with what he has.

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Author Seymour Chwast
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
Publish Date 2/18/2014
ISBN 9781608199617
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Issue March 2014
Category Sequential Art


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