Study Guide

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Tough-o-Meter

By Mark Twain

Tough-o-Meter

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Twain wrote to entertain his audience as much as to inform them, and his sharp, clever writing style makes the book a lot of fun. Some of the 19th-century language gets tough—and the last few chapters can be pretty dark—but Hank is always on hand to help put some plain-spoken perspective on the whole thing.