Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.20

vintage-sf-badgeNo.20: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, 1889

As part of Vintage Sci Fi month being hosted by Little Red Reviewer I’ve given myself a small challenge to post a vintage book each day – one that I’ve read – and to highlight some of the covers.   Today’s choice is : A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain.  First published in 1889.  Did I mention that a couple of my choices might be suspect?  Well this is one of those more ‘is-it-isn’t-it’ type of choices.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good story and it’s definitely vintage – just a bit uncertain that I can get away with Sci Fi with this one – but I’m going to try!  Based simply on the time travel element of the book – and in fact, as it predates The Time Machine it could be one of the most early examples.  What do you think? :

First edition:

1889 First edition

This one pretty much makes me smile: 1963 Signet Classic:

1963 Signet Classic.jpg

I love the next cover: 1972 Penguin

1972 Penguin.jpg

1988 Aerie/Tor

1988.jpg

2006 Aegypan:

2006.jpg

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8 Responses to “Vintage Sci Fi: Book No.20”

  1. jessreadingnook

    1972 is my favorite, though I wouldn’t mind a copy of the first edition either. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha, yes, I wouldn’t mind first editions of a few of these!
      Lynn 😀

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    This so cool, because just the other day I wrote a review referencing this book (it was The Rogue Retrieval)! Initially I was going to mention the movie A Kid in King Arthur’s Court until I looked it up and realized that film was based very loosely on this book 😀

  3. proxyfish

    LOVE that 1972 Penguin cover! So good! I’ve never read any Mark Twain… another added to the list!

  4. jessicabookworm

    I’ve never heard of this before!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Really – I think you would like this one. Mark twain’s second most popular book (apparently!).
      Lynn 😀

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