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Title:The Prince and the Pauper: Classic Historical Fiction
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Mark Twain
Publisher:Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN:1511840730
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:204
Category:Classics, Fiction, Historical fiction, Literature, Childrens

The Prince and the Pauper: Classic Historical Fiction by Mark Twain

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Prince and the Pauper: Classic Historical Fiction The Original The Prince and the Pauper Mark Twain Classic Historical Fiction Top Historical Fiction The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain It was first published in in Canada before its publication in the United States The novel represents Twain s first attempt at historical fiction Set in it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance Tom Canty a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London and Prince Edward son of King Henry VIII Tom Canty youngest son of a poor family living with the dregs of society in Offal Court has always aspired to a better life encouraged by the local priest who has taught him to read and write Loitering around the palace gates one day he sees a prince the Prince of Wales Edward VI Tom is nearly caught and beaten by the Royal Guards however Edward stops them and invites Tom into his palace chamber There the two boys get to know one another fascinated by each other s life and their uncanny resemblance They decide to switch clothes temporarily Edward leaves in a hurry before the boys are caught at their game snatching up an article of national importance which the reader later learns is the Great Seal of England Soon Prince Edward is trying to escape the brutality of Tom s abusive drunken father Tom posing as the prince tries to cope with court customs and manners His fellow nobles and palace staff think the prince has an illness which has caused memory loss and fear he will go mad They repeatedly ask him about the missing Great Seal but he knows nothing about it however when Tom is asked to sit in on judgments his common sense observations reassure them his mind is sound

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