The Prince And The Pauper

deMark TwainPostface deEverett Emerson

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1 mai 2002|
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Two boys exchange their clothes and their lives in Mark Twain''s classic satiric comedy.

They are the same age. They look alike. In fact, there is but one difference between them: Tom Canty is a child of the London slums; Edward Tudor is heir to the throne of England. Just how insubstantial this difference really is becomes clear when a chance encounter leads to an exchange of roles…with the pauper caught up in the pomp and folly of the royal court, and the prince wandering, horror-stricken, through the lower depths of sixteenth-century English society.

Out of the theme of switched identities, Mark Twain has fashioned both a scathing attack upon social hypocrisy and injustice and an irresistible comedy imbued with the sense of high-spirited play that belongs to his most creative period.

With an Afterword by Everett Emerson 
Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835 and died in Redding, Connecticut, in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits, he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Miss...
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Titre :The Prince And The Pauper
Format :livre de poche
Dimensions de l'article :240 pages, 6.73 X 4.16 X 0.63 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :240 pages, 6.73 X 4.16 X 0.63 po
Publié le :1 mai 2002
Publié par :Penguin Publishing Group
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780451528353

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