Abstract

Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is often taught in courses dedicated to the Arthurian tradition. How does Twain both reproduce and create anew the character of King Arthur? What about Hank's impressions of Arthur are unique to Twain's novel and what harks back to the medieval origins of this legendary character? This article explores both the character of Arthur and the novel's conclusion, in light of the larger field of Arthuriana.

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