The prince and the pauper: a tale for young people of all ages

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Rich with surprise and hilarious adventure, The Prince and the Pauper is a delightful satire of England's romantic past and a joyful boyhood romp filled with the same tongue-in-cheek irony that sparks the best of Mark Twain's tall tales. Two boys, one an urchin from London's filthy lanes, the other a prince born in a lavish palace, unwittingly trade identities. Thus a bedraggled "Prince of Poverty" discovers that his private dreams have all come true--while a pampered Prince of Wales finds himself tossed into a rough-and-tumble world of squalid beggars and villainous thieves. Originally written as a story for children, The Prince and the Pauper is a classic novel for adults as well--through its stinging attack on the ageless human folly of attempting to measure true worth by outer appearances.
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auth_author2 Harley, John J., Merrill, Frank T., 1848-
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display_description The Prince and the Pauper represents Mark Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. The book, set in 1547, 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, London, and Prince Edward son of Henry VIII of England. Due to a series of circumstances, the boys accidentally replace each other, and much of the humor in the book originates in the two boys' inability to function in the world that is so familiar to the other (although Tom soon displays considerable wisdom in his decisions). In many ways, the book is a social satire, particularly compelling in its condemnation of the inequality that existed between the classes in Tudor England. In that sense, Twain abandoned the wry Midwestern style for which he was best known and adopts a style reminiscent of Charles Dickens.
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subject_facet Adventure stories, Boys -- Fiction, Boys -- Juvenile fiction, Children of alcoholics -- Juvenile fiction, Edward -- VI, -- King of England, -- 1537-1553 -- Fiction, Edward -- VI, -- King of England, -- 1537-1553 -- Juvenile fiction, Historical fiction, Hunger -- Juvenile fiction, Impostors and imposture -- Fiction, Impostors and imposture -- Juvenile fiction, Kindness -- Juvenile fiction, London (England) -- Fiction, London (England) -- Juvenile fiction, Poor children -- Fiction, Poor children -- Juvenile fiction, Poverty -- Juvenile fiction, Princes -- Fiction, Princes -- Juvenile fiction, Social classes -- Fiction, Theft -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The prince and the pauper : a tale for young people of all ages
title_full The prince and the pauper : a tale for young people of all ages / Mark Twain ; with a new afterword by Everett Emerson, The prince and the pauper : a tale for young people of all ages [electronic resource] Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
title_short The prince and the pauper :
title_sub a tale for young people of all ages
topic_facet Adventure stories, Boys, Children of alcoholics, Edward, Hunger, Impostors and imposture, Kindness, Poor children, Poverty, Princes, Social classes, Theft