Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ten of the best bicycles in literature

For the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best bicycles in literature.

One title on the list:
A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur, by Mark Twain

Hank Morgan bangs his head and wakes up to find himself transported back to the days of King Arthur, whose court he introduces to the joys of technology. After being captured by slave drivers, he and Arthur are rescued by Sir Lancelot and a party of knights, all riding bicycles.
Read about another book on the list.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court is a book that Roman Simic has read at least twenty times.

--Marshal Zeringue