The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages (Paperback)

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    100th anniversary edition

    Two boys: the same age, almost the same face. The one difference: Tom Canty is a child of the London slums; Edward Tudor is heir to the throne. How insubstantial this difference is becomes clear when a cha...

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    Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and died at Redding, Connecticut in 1910. In his person and in his pursuits he was a man of extraordinary contrasts. Although he left school at twelve when his father died, he was eventually awarded honorary degrees from Yale University, the University of Missouri, and Oxford University. His career encompassed such varied occupations as printer, Mississippi riverboat pilot, journalist, travel writer, and publisher. He made fortunes from his writing but toward the end of his life he had to resort to lecture tours to pay his debts. He was hot-tempered, profane, and sentimental?and also pessimistic, cynical, and tortured by self-doubt. His nostalgia helped produce some of his best books. He lives in American letters as a great artist, the writer whom William Dean Howells called “the Lincoln of our literature.”
    100th anniversary edition

    Two boys: the same age, almost the same face. The one difference: Tom Canty is a child of the London slums; Edward Tudor is heir to the throne. How insubstantial this difference is becomes clear when a chance encounter leads to an exchange of clothing and of roles...



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    ISBN 9780451528353
    Genre FICTION / Classics
    Format Paperback
    Pages 221
    Publisher Date 2002-05-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Signet Classic
    Copyright Year 2002
    Height 6.75 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.25 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Tale for Young People of All Ages
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Twain, Mark

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