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The Resource The prince and the pauper, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by Lucy Rollin

The prince and the pauper, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by Lucy Rollin

Label
The prince and the pauper
Title
The prince and the pauper
Statement of responsibility
Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by Lucy Rollin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set in Renaissance England, The Prince and the Pauper tells the story of Tom Canty, a ragged pauper, and young Edward VI, only son of Henry VIII, who miraculously look exactly alike. Almost by accident, the boys exchange places a few days before Henry's death and Edward's coronation, leaving Tom to the role of future king and Edward to the mercy of the beggar's underworld of London. A rousing tale of mistaken identity, The Prince and the Pauper reveals a side of Mark Twain seldom seen. His characteristic anger and cynicism are muted in favour of an optimistic view of humanity. This annotated edition sets the novel in the context of Twain's family life while exploring the psychological complexities of conscience, fatherhood, and imposture which informed all his work. Written originally for his daughters, it has long delighted audiences on stage and screen as well as in print
Summary
Two boys who look alike, one of them poor, the other heir to the English throne, decide to switch places. When young Edward VI and the poor boy exchange places, each learns something about the other's very different station in life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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100462
Cataloging source
DLC
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1835-1910
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Twain, Mark
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rollin, Lucy
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True
Series statement
World's classics
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  • Edward
  • Poor children
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Boys
  • Princes
  • London (England)
Target audience
juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a tale for young people of all ages
Label
The prince and the pauper, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by Lucy Rollin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix-xxxi)
Control code
000011784054
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780192824011
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95031673
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)32853940
Label
The prince and the pauper, Mark Twain ; edited with an introduction by Lucy Rollin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxix-xxxi)
Control code
000011784054
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 240 p.
Isbn
9780192824011
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95031673
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)32853940

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