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The Prince and the Pauper

Written by Mark Twain

The Prince and the Pauper
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Category: Fiction - Classics
Imprint: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Pub Date: November 1983
Price: $3.95
Can. Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21256-3 (0-553-21256-7)
Pages: 224
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.



 
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.





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