The Prince and the Pauper
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Twain's popular novel chronicles the adventures of two young boys, a Prince and a Pauper, who exchange roles and stations in life. Each boy has strong misconception's of what the other boys life is like and series of educational and entertaining adventures play out as the boys grow more comfortable in both their real and assumed roles in life. Chapter I. The birth of the Prince and the Pauper. Chapter II. Tom's early life. Chapter III.
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (Book Summary) - Minute Book Report
Series: English Learner's Editions 5: Advanced. Write a review. Currently unavailable on this website. The popular adventure by Mark Twain retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability. In Tudor England, a young beggar boy passes the golden gates of Westminster Palace and by chance, meets the Prince.
May 01, ISBN They are the same age. They look alike. In fact, there is but one difference between them: Tom Canty is a child of the London slums; Edward Tudor is heir to the throne of England. Just how insubstantial this difference really is becomes clear when a chance encounter leads to an exchange of roles…with the pauper caught up in the pomp and folly of the royal court, and the prince wandering, horror-stricken, through the lower depths of sixteenth-century English society. Out of the theme of switched identities, Mark Twain has fashioned both a scathing attack upon social hypocrisy and injustice and an irresistible comedy imbued with the sense of high-spirited play that belongs to his most creative period. With an Afterword by Everett Emerson.