Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark
Twain at Large: His Travels Here and Abroad
Mark Twain traveled extensively throughout his life. This
Web exhibit from the University of California at Berkeley's
Bancroft Library displays original manuscripts, letters,
and photos from Twain's travels, culled from the library's
famous collection of Mark Twain papers.
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Find out how the legends and authors of the Middle Ages
inspired Mark Twain to write one of the very first time
travel novels, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
Be sure to click on MT, His Time, and Camelot
for an in-depth exploration of the influence Arthurian legend
had on Twain.
the Common by Ann Baer
City of Women
This comprehensive site examines the vital role women played
in Medieval society, covering subjects such as family life,
military participation, and marriage customs.
Earliest English Poems translated by Michael Alexander
of Old English Poetry
This essay explains the conventions of Old English poetry, such as its rigid meter and its rhythm.
Joan by George Bernard Shaw
Acclaimed Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw won the Nobel
Prize for Literature in 1925. Get acquainted with his life
and works at this site brought to you by the Nobel Foundation
by clicking on Biography. In addition, go to the
Prize Presentation link for a moving tribute to the
playwright who is known for his trenchant wit and contempt