The Prince and the Pauper (Hardcover)

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The Prince and the Pauper (Hardcover)

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Mark Twain’s first historical novel, The Prince and the Pauper, is a classic adventure of mistaken identity that champions social justice.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition has an afterword by author and journalist, Nicolette Jones.

Born in rival social classes in Tudor London, heir to the throne Edward Tudor and penniless Tom Canty have more in common than one might think. They meet by chance and, amused by how similar they look, swap clothes. Here follows a tightly woven plot of mistaken identity as Edward, dressed in Tom’s rags, is thrown out of the palace while Tom is forced to undertake royal duties. Through colourful humour, rising tension and visual detail, Twain conjures a moral lesson of equality which is just as pertinent in today’s society as it was for the Tudors.

Mark Twain was a humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. Twain is most noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which has since been called the Great American Novel, and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. During his lifetime, Twain became a friend to presidents, artists, leading industrialists and European royalty.
Product Details ISBN: 9781529011883
ISBN-10: 1529011884
Publisher: Macmillan Collector's Library
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
Pages: 496
Language: English