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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

A poor London boy and a wealthy young prince who share an uncanny resemblance get the opportunity to appreciate each other's life firsthand, when they switch places, in a story set against the backdrop of sixteenth-century Tudor England. Reissue.

Synopsis:

A poor London boy and a rich young prince, who share an uncanny resemblance, get an opportunity to appreciate each other's life firsthand.

About the Author

Christopher Paul Curtis, winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award, is the author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 and Bud, Not Buddy. He is currently at work on a novel entitled Bucking the Sarge.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553903560
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
Fiction-Classics
Author:
Twain, Mark
Author:
Mark, Twain
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Princes and princesses
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
England
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19821001
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
219

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Product details 219 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780553903560 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A poor London boy and a wealthy young prince who share an uncanny resemblance get the opportunity to appreciate each other's life firsthand, when they switch places, in a story set against the backdrop of sixteenth-century Tudor England. Reissue.
"Synopsis" by , A poor London boy and a rich young prince, who share an uncanny resemblance, get an opportunity to appreciate each other's life firsthand.
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