By Mark Twain
During this vintage satiric novel, released in 1889, Hank Morgan, a manager in a Connecticut gun manufacturing unit, falls subconscious after being whacked at the head. whilst he wakes up he unearths himself in Britain in 528 — the place he's instantly captured, hauled again to Camelot to be exhibited prior to the knights of King Arthur's around desk, and sentenced to dying. issues usually are not having a look strong.
But Hank is a quick-witted and enterprising fellow, and within the technique of saving his existence he turns himself right into a star of the top significance. His Yankee ingenuity and information of the realm past the darkish a long time are considered as the main robust sorcery — successful him a place of top minister in addition to the everlasting enmity of a jealous Merlin. so one can carry democratic rules and mechanical wisdom to the dominion, Hank introduces newspapers, phones, bicycles, and different smooth conveniences to the england of the darkish a long time. but if he attempts to enhance the lot of the typical humans, chaos and conflict end result, giving a bittersweet tone to this comedian masterpiece by means of considered one of America's maximum storytellers.
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Moyston. She was working as a secretary in the administrative ofﬁce, where Walcott would often come to type his poems. He courted her by leaving love poetry in the typewriter for her to ﬁnd when she returned from lunch. He graduated in 1953 and married her the following year, after spending the 1953–54 academic year teaching at Grenada Boys’ Secondary School in St. George’s, Grenada. After a brief return to St. Lucia to teach at St. Mary’s in the ﬁrst term of 1954–55, he settled in Jamaica, making his living ﬁrst by teaching at Jamaica College in Kingston, and then, from the end of 1956 through 1957, as a feature writer for the magazine Public Opinion.
They went to Trinidad, and he asked me if I would come and help him, so I went down there. I used it as an excuse. I didn’t ﬁnish my Fellowship. I was very tired and was feeling very depressed about New York theatre and about any chance I might have of ever doing anything there. Plus, of course, at that time in ’58, plays about the West Indies, or black actors—well, there wasn’t much of a chance of getting anything going. There was no such thing in New York as a company of black actors. 92 With that decision, a new phase of Walcott’s career began.
On June 19, 1948, a ﬁre destroyed about four-ﬁfths of Castries. Although “there was no loss of life in the ﬁre . . 809 families comprising at total of 2,293 persons were rendered homeless. . ” 43 People of different classes were thrown together by necessity. In his early poem, “A City’s Death by Fire,” Walcott called the ﬁre a “hot gospeller” that “levelled all but the churched sky”;44 the leveling was social as well, striking at the class structure as well as the infrastructure of the city. ” 45 Walcott ﬁnished his studies at St.