The Prince and the Pauper (StoneHenge Classics) by Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper (StoneHenge Classics)

byMark Twain

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2015

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By the author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. 

A fascinating “coming of age” tale, complete with switched identities, national security, danger, and intrigue. Set in London during the bloody reign of King Henry VIII, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward. 

Through a series of unpredictable events, these boys from different worlds meet and playfully dress in each other’s clothing—surprised to see themselves in a mirror and realize that they could easily be mistaken for the other. The real prince, dressed as the poor boy, is thrown into the street, but not before he hides the Great Seal of England in his clothing. 

What follows is a tale full of pathos, danger, and plot twists during which the authority of the king is threatened and the two boys are forced to adapt to the foreign world of the other. 

Though this is a classic of historical fiction, the famous Mark Twain spins a thriller that is both entertaining and relatable to modern readers. 

This book has been adapted into several major motion pictures beginning with the 1937 version starring Errol Flynn. 

About the Author 

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), well known by his pen name Mark Twain, was America’s most famous author and humorist. Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , which has been called "the Great American Novel," and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. He also wrote poetry, short stories, essays, and non-fiction. Twain’s popularity has remained strong into modern times and his books are considered essential reading in most American literature classes. 

About the Publisher 

Authors Jacob Nordby and Aaron Patterson founded Stonehenge Classics to restore timeless classics for the digital age and provide modern readers with new reasons to rediscover books that connect us to our past treasures of truth, beauty, and wisdom. 

More Titles in the StoneHenge Classics Literature Series 

don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes 
Call of the Wild – Jack London 
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson 
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson 
Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson 
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas 
Dracula – Bram Stoker 
Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie 
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens 
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving 
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll 
The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde 
The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells 

Title:The Prince and the Pauper (StoneHenge Classics)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2015Publisher:Stonehenge ClassicsLanguage:English

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