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The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

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Written by Mark TwainAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Mark Twain

  • Format: Paperback, 224 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • On Sale: November 1, 1983
  • Price: $3.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-21256-3 (0-553-21256-7)
about this book

Rich with surprise and hilarious adventure, The Prince And The Pauper is a delight satire of England's romantic past and a joyful boyhood romp filled with the same tongue-in-cheek irony that sparked 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 the 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.