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This is the BEST version of The Prince and the Pauper you will find for your Nook. This edition includes over 190 original illustrations from the first publication of this work, by artists Frank Thayer Merrill, John J. Harley and L. S. Ipsen, digitally retouched specifically for improved visibility on E-Ink screens (though it looks good on other screens too!). In addition, this work is unabridged and uncensored, with no words or phrases omitted from the text. This ebook has been meticulously proofed for errors ...
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Set in 1547, the novel 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 Edward VI of England, son of Henry VIII of England.

When Tom Canty and Edward VI of England Prince Edward, the son of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour meet, they switch clothes as a jest. While dressed in the pauper's rags, the Prince leaves the palace to punish the guard who knocked Tom down. However, the boys look remarkably alike and because they switch clothes, the palace guards throw the prince out into the street. The Prince fares poorly in London because he insists on proclaiming his identity as the true Prince of Wales. Meanwhile despite Tom's repeated denial of his birthright, the court and the King insist that he is the true prince gone mad. Edward eventually runs into Tom's family and a gang of thieves and Twain illustrates England's unfair and barbaric justice system. After the death of Henry VIII, Edward interrupts Tom's coronation and the boys explain, switch places, and Edward is crowned King of England.
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  • BN ID: 2940012612632
  • Publisher: Codex Ebook Services
  • Publication date: 5/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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Meet the Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.

He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker. His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

However, he lacked financial acumen. Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy. With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles. Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.

Born during a visit by Halley's Comet, he died on its return. He was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age", and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".
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  • Posted May 7, 2009

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    Classic Book Category with very ADULT content

    My 4th grade son was given the reading assignment of choosing a classic book for his report. While I am very supportive of what he reads and always read what he reads, either with him or on my own, I was quite surprised with some of the content in the book.

    While some of the situations and lessons are great for kids to learn, it was quite bothersome and hurtful to my son to read about how the main character, Tom Canty, is treated by his father. While I certainly do not want to ruin the story, he is starved and beaten for not begging and stealing enough to his father's satisfaction. In continuing with the story, the Prince witnesses women be burned alive at the stake while their daughters grasp for them and one of them actually has her clothing catch fire.

    Some parents may certainly be okay with their child reading content such as this, my son had a hard time accepting that he had to read and then write about this among other incidents that happened throughout the book.

    The language is very difficult to understand as well. While the book was rated for his age group, I feel it would be more acceptable for older children who are more emotionally able to understand and accept that treatment such as what was endured throughout the book was tolerated in the time it was portrayed to have "happened".

    The footnotes were extremely helpful and made the book a bit more easier to understand and more realistic in some ways.

    Hope this review helps other parents in deciding whether or not this might be the best book for their child.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2008

    A great read

    Two boys, a prince and a pauper, decide to trade lives since neither is happy with his own. A great and classic book that all children should read.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2004

    A Worthwhile Read

    Throughout history there have been many classic novels that have truly captivated many a reader¿s attention. These novels include one I¿ve recently read: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. This novel portrays the traditional theme of wanting a life different than your own. In this novel the prince, Edward Tudor, and the pauper, Tom Canty, long for things that their lives cannot provide: the prince wishes to play as a boy and the pauper wishes to be wealthy and renowned like the prince. The two, who are of the same age and similar appearance, end up switching lives after Edward allows Tom to wear his royal garments. The prince then leaves the palace still dressed in Tom¿s rags. The prince is thrown out and mocked. The prince learns the hardships of a pauper¿s life and Tom is able to enjoy some of the benefits, as well as some of the pressures, of the life of a prince. The prince¿s father then dies, leaving the role of king up to the next royal in line: the prince himself. A part of the book that I find especially intriguing is the prince¿s encounter with the pauper¿s father, John Canty. The prince finds John in hopes that he will be able to restore the young Tudor to his rightful position as prince. However, John assumes that the prince is actually the pauper trying to plead insanity to escape from punishment for bringing home no money. John viciously abuses the prince, asking the help of Grandma Canty in his mistreatment of the fatigued lad. This, in my opinion, demonstrates the evils of human nature. John¿s instinct to lash out at his own son is truly wretched, and yet sadly his nature is, in reality, similar to that of cruel individuals. In this same scene a lone man attempts to protect the prince, taking a horrid blow himself. This man represents the good of human nature: man¿s willingness to sacrifice himself for another. In addition, when John and his captive reach home, the pauper¿s mother and sisters try to protect and comfort the frail prince, though they also mistake him for Tom Canty. This scene is very touching because it shows the vast spectrum of human nature from horribly evil to incredibly good. The Prince and the Pauper is a truly touching novel that gives a detailed picture of life in 16th century England. The rich and the poor, as well as the good and the evil are all described in this exciting novel. Life was difficult for many a being at the time. Injustices were often suffered. However, by witnessing firsthand the cruelty and unfair treatment of citizens in his kingdom, the prince¿s character was strengthened, thus allowing him to learn to overcome such evil and become a just and kind ruler. This book is a very worthwhile read with a timeless and valuable lesson that relates to all of us who have ever yearned for a different life.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2006

    a reviewer

    The Prince and the Pauper was a pretty good book. In the beginning, I thought it was boring and slow. But, towards the middle of the book, the plot went faster and it was more exciting. I would recommend this book for people ages 10 and up.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2000

    Ick

    I thought the story was very overdone and incredibly hard to get into. If you don't HAVE to read this book, DON'T.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Hu

    I dont understand

    2 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 6, 2009

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    I can't wait for my daughter to read this

    Though some of the language is convoluted, context renders it pretty easy to understand, and some of the darker situations just make the conclusion that much more thrilling to read. I think the descriptions of the pauper boy's life, with regular beatings and hunger, yet devoted friends and time for play, are quite enlightening, as are the descriptions of Westminster and the riot on London Bridge.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Mar 8

    Love it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2007

    Makes a wonderful Audio Book!!

    This review is not just about the book itself, but specifically for the Audio version of the book, read by veteran actor Kenneth Jay who is also the narrator on an audio version of Mark Twain's 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'. I like this reader's style very much. I think Mark Twain really comes to life when read aloud, and The Prince and the Pauper is an excellent example. Most people are familiar with the famous storyline of the two lookalike boys: one the heir to the throne of England, and the other a poor ragamuffin from the dirty streets of London, who meet by chance and decide to change clothes and impersonate one another as a joke for a few hours, but it all goes wrong and both boys get stuck in their assumed roles for much longer than intended. But Twain's dry wit, fascinating descriptions, and observation of life are often lost in the film versions, while this audio book, although abridged, remains true to Mark Twain's exact words and brings them to life in a way that doesn't happen when you read it silently to yourself. This reader is very skilled with voices and accents, so all the characters seem real and different, and the result is very entertaining storytelling from start to finish. Although I personally prefer this reader's audio book version of A Connecticut Yankee, I think the storyline of this book will appeal more to people, particularly younger people

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Adam

    It deserves 100 stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Very good

    Very entertaining. I highly recommend this book for everyone,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    I have never read this book

    I have never read this book.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    The Prince and the Pauper

    Hard to read. To many spelling and typing errors.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    This wonderful book deserves better!

    The digitization ruined this book. It is so fraught with errors as to be all but unreadable.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    By Giant Smart 1

    Ive read treasure island too this one too,although you might come across british words.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    sounds goid

    Is it as good as it sounds? What are some other good books please?

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Something

    I heard this.is a good book, and im supposed to read it for honors english or treasure island. Im thinking of reading treasure island, but if this is a good book, ill read this instead. Help?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Great red

    I loved it absolutly awesome...but thats to be expected right?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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