Summary

The Prince and the Pauper: Unabridged with all the Illustrations by Mark Twain.

This is the story of two young boys, one a prince and the other a pauper, who look identical. They meet and on a whim trade places. Unfortunately each ends up trapped in the other's world. The result is a great adventure story told by the master storyteller Mark Twain. The text is unabridged and includes 114 vintage illustrations.

Set in sixteenth-century England, Mark Twain's classic "tale for young people of all ages" features two identical-looking boys - a prince and a pauper - who trade clothes and step into each other's lives. While the urchin, Tom Canty, discovers luxury and power, Prince Edward, dressed in rags, roams his kingdom and experiences the cruelties inflicted on the poor by the Tudor monarchy.

When young Edward VI of England and a poor boy who resembles him exchange places, each learns something about the other's very different station in life.

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