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.
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Language: English Paperback: 224 pages ISBN-10: 9780553212563 ISBN-13: 9780553212563 Genre: Classics Shipping Weight: 45 grams Condition: Very Good
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