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"The Prince and the Pauper" is the story of how when young Prince Edward Tudor of Wales and Pauper Tom Canty switch clothes that they are mistaken for each other and end up switching places. Prince Edward learns of the struggles of the commoners of England while Tom discovers what it is like to be a Prince and then a King. "The Prince and the Pauper" is both a delightfully comedic tale and a biting social commentary on the inequities among different social classes.Review:
"Twain was . . . enough of a genius to build his morality into his books, with humor and wit and--in the case of "The Prince and the Pauper"--wonderful plotting." --E. L. Doctorow
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Book Description Aerie. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0812504771 . Bookseller Inventory # GHT3551ALKL012115H1208P
Book Description Aerie, 1992. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0812504771
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97808125047741.0
Book Description Aerie, 1992. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each titleoffering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The Prince and the Pauper includes an Introduction, Biographical Note, and Afterword by R. L. Fisher. The Prince of Wales, Edward Tudor, was thrown to a filthy drunken mob--by his own guards. Beaten, starved, chased by dogs, forced to beg and steal.while even the prince's one friend, adventurer Miles Hendon, thought the boy was only a demented beggar. Tom Canty was thrust into an alien life of protocol, ritual, and diplomacy. He, too, was thought mad, for suddenly "forgetting" classic languages, courtly manners, his role in world destiny. The beggar realized, with growing terror, that he was expected to rule, wage war, send people to their deaths. Then King Henry VIII died. And unless two "mad" boys could convince someone of the truth, their fates would be sealed forever. By a crown. Long live the king. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0812504771