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

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It was as a humorous travel writer, in The Innocents Abroad and Roughing It , that Mark Twain first became widely known, and at the height of his career he returned to the genre in the works collected here. Like those earlier books, the frequently hilarious A Tramp Abroad (1880)-based on his family's 16-month sojourn in Europe from April 1878 to August 1879-blends autobiography and fiction, facts and tall tales. Twain's send-up of Old World customs as well as his critical dissections of Wagnerian opera and the German language are often interlaced with American reminiscences, whether in the form of an extended discourse on the language of blue jays or the recollection of an elaborate practical joke in Hannibal, Missouri, involving a printer's devil and a skeleton. A Tramp Abroad is presented here with the author's original sketches. Written at a time of financial trouble and personal loss (the death of the author's beloved daughter Susy), Following the Equator (1897) is a darker and more politicized account of a lecture tour around the world, with Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, India, Mauritius, and South Africa among the stop­overs. Using humorous but often biting anecdotes as well as keen journalist reporting, the book details bush life in Australia and the culture of the Maoris in New Zealand, while lashing out at social inequities such as the Indian caste system, and racist imperialism connected with European settlement and gold mining in southern Africa. Twain rounds out the volume with extensive historical accounts ranging from the Black Hole of Calcutta to the events in South Africa that would lead shortly to the Boer War. This volume also includes 13 shorter pieces, most of them uncollected by the author, including a lengthy firsthand narrative of the shah of Persia's 1873 visit to London, an 1891 description of Richard Wagner's operas performed at Bayreuth, an 1897 account of Queen Victoria's jubilee in London, and an 1898 analysis of vitriolic Austrian parliamentary proceedings. The texts of several of these "other travels" are presented in newly corrected and fully restored versions. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
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Grouping Title prince and the pauper a tale for young people of all ages
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auth_author2 Harley, John J., Merrill, Frank T., 1848-
author Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.
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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