The Prince And The Pauper

May 24, 2000|
The Prince And The Pauper by Mark Twain
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This treasured historical satire, played out in two very different socioeconomic worlds of 16th-century England, centers around the lives of two boys born in London on the same day: Edward, Prince of Wales, and Tom Canty, a street beggar. During a chance encounter, the two realize they are identical and, as a lark, decide to exchange clothes and roles -- a situation that briefly, but drastically, alters the lives of both youngsters.
The Prince, dressed in rags, wanders about the city's boisterous neighborhoods among the lower classes and endures a series of hardships; poor Tom, now living with the royals, is constantly filled with the dread of being discovered for who and what he really is.
Brimming with gentle humor and discerning social scrutiny, this timeless tale of transposed identities remains one of Twain's most popular and best-loved novels.
Samuel Clemens - steamboat pilot, prospector, and newspaper reporter - adopted the pen name "Mark Twain" when he began his career as a literary humorist. The pen name - a river's pilot's term meaning "two fathoms deep" or "safe water" - appears to have freed Clemens to develop the humorous, deadpan manner ...
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Title:The Prince And The Pauper
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:176 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.68 in
Published:May 24, 2000
Publisher:Dover Publications
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780486411101

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