The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper

This treasured historical satire, played out in two very different socioeconomic worlds of 16th-century England, centers around the lives of two boys born in London on the same day: Edward, Prince of Wales and Tom Canty, a street beggar. During a chance encounter, the two realize they are identical and, as a lark, decide to exchange clothes and roles--a situation that briefly, but drastically, alters the lives of both youngsters. The Prince, dressed in rags, wanders about the city's boisterous neighborhoods among the lower classes and endures a series of hardships; meanwhile, poor Tom, now living with the royals, is constantly filled with the dread of being discovered for who and what he really is.

Title:The Prince and the Pauper
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780451528353
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    The Prince and the Pauper Reviews

  • Mario the lone bookwolf (semi reviewing hiatus )

    The soft, more or less for the time, child friendly, today possibly not so much anymore, variation of Twains interpretation of the Middle Ages that is more realistic hardcore dark in his underrated ma...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    The prince and the pauper, (1881), Mark TwainThe Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United Sta...

  • Henry Avila

    Imagine you're a nine-year-old boy grungy rags for clothes, belly empty a sadistic father beats you if you don't beg for money (and get it) . Afraid of life an endless, joyless struggle to survive. Th...

  • David Schaafsma

    I read this several times as a kid, and loved it. Twain humor and class commentary about the hypocrisy of the upper classes. And a fantasy, turned weekly into a Disney movie that sapped all the Twain ...

  • Piyangie

    The Prince and the Pauper is a good young adult fiction written by Mark Twain. It is also my introduction to him. The story is set up in the time of King Henry VIII reign and this historical setting w...

  • Alan Allis

    3.6 stars. Very good. In my opinion, better than 'Sawyer' but not as good as 'Huck' or 'MS'. A fun read - too bad I didn't read it when I was a lil kiddo. I woud definitely appreciate it more then....

  • M?? R????

    Edward, Prince of Wales, dreams of sharing the lives of street kids, of escaping the boredom that weighs on him, his monotonous life. He then decides to put on the rags of a street kid, exchanging his...

  • Aakanksha

    It is a story of two young boys Edward and Tom Canty. One born as a Prince of England, and another in a poor household. Fate brought them together, and they switch places due to identical resemblances...

  • Chris

    Upon moving to Glenview, I had no reliable bookstore I was aware of, save the bigass Barnes & Nobles near the train station by work. Such a shop near my train station isnt quite helpful, as the maximu...

  • Anne Hawn Smith

    This is one of my favorite books of Mark Twain. Tom Canty is a poor boy in the London slums. His birth only brings more poverty to his already dirt poor family. Edward VI is the long awaited heir to t...