Chapter 27. History, “Civilization,” and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

  1. Peter Messent and
  2. Louis J. Budd
  1. Sam Halliday

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996874.ch27

A Companion to Mark Twain

A Companion to Mark Twain

How to Cite

Halliday, S. (2005) History, “Civilization,” and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, in A Companion to Mark Twain (eds P. Messent and L. J. Budd), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996874.ch27

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123792

Online ISBN: 9780470996874

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Keywords:

  • civilization;
  • curiosity;
  • historical imaginary;
  • cruelty;
  • execution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “The Excess of Yankee Curiosity”: Twain with Beard

  • “The Joys of Cruelty”: Twain with Nietzsche

  • “The Economics of our Happiness”: Twain with Freud

  • Conclusion: The “Battle of the Sand Belt”