A Connecticut Yankee in Kind Arthur's Court is not only a very funny story, but a biting diatribe against the cruel laws of feudal England and the contrast between the justice of those days and the more humane practices of the 1890's in America. Nothing is sacred to Hank Morgan, The Boss. He hits at slavery, the church, the divine right of kings with equal lack of respect.
The Boss, self confident, humane, knowing that he possesses the skills developed through thirteen and a half centuries, is at once lovable and brash. From the first few pages, when he mistakes Camelot for Bridgeport, his account of the doings of 6th Century England is a rollicking and enjoyable story.