The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

Publisher: Random House Digital
Published: March 27, 2007
Categories: Adventure, Classics, Suspense/Thriller, Humorous Fiction
Audience: Adult
Distributed By: Axis 360
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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.