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The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain

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(Paperback, 272 pages, first published in 1881)

Mark Twain's satiric historical novel about two boys who trade places in Tudor England, in a fresh and distinctive Vintage Classics cover. 

Mark Twain's first foray into historical fiction, set in 1547, tells the story of two young boys who are indistinguishable in appearance: Tom Canty, an impoverished urchin who lives with his abusive father in London's filthiest streets, and pampered Prince Edward, the son and heir of King Henry VIII. Happening upon each other by chance, the two boys trade clothes on a whim, but soon find that changing places will be difficult to undo. While Tom lives in the lap of luxury and finds he has a knack for rendering wise judgments, the ragged Prince roams the city and discovers firsthand the misery of his poorest subjects' lives. When Edward's father dies and it is time to claim his throne, he finds that no one will believe he is who he says he is. In this rollicking tale, written "for young people of all ages," Twain's scathing indictment of injustice comes clothed in his trademark humor and wit.

Cautions: None

Recommended Age: 10+

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