Prince and the Pauper

Prince and the Pauper

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The Prince and the Pauper (1882) represents Mark Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. The book, set in
1547, 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, London, and Prince Edward son of Henry VIII of England. Due to a series of
circumstances, the boys accidentally replace each other, and much of the humor in the book originates in the
two boys' inability to function in the world that is so familiar to the other (although Tom soon displays...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    01 – The birth of the Prince and
    the Pauper / 02 – Tom’s early l…
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  2. 02
    04 – The Prince / 05 – Tom as a
    patrician
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  3. 03
    06 – Tom receives instructions
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