The Prince and the Pauper

Author(s): Mark Twain; Frank T. Merrill (Illustrator); Everett H. Emerson (Afterword by)

Hardback fiction | Classic fiction

This book contains Mark Twain's 1881 novel, The Prince and the Pauper. It constitutes Twain's first serious attempt at historical fiction and is highly recommended for those with a love of such literature. Set in 1547, The Prince and the Pauper is the tale of two boys of uncanny physical similarity: Tom Canty, a poor son of an abusive father living on Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, whose father is King Henry VIII. After discovering their physical resemblance, the boys decide to switch lives temporarily, leading to a series of life changing adventures. A masterfully-written and thoroughly entertaining novel, The Prince and The Pauper would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), more commonly known under the pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, lecturer, publisher and entrepreneur most famous for his novels "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876) and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (1884). Other notable works by this author include: "The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today" (1873) and "The Innocence Abroad" (1896). Read & Co. Children's is proudly republishing this fantastic novel now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780895772954
  • : Reader's Digest
  • : Reader's Digest
  • : June 1988
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Twain; Frank T. Merrill (Illustrator); Everett H. Emerson (Afterword by)
  • : decorative cloth
  • : Frank T. Merrill et al.
  • : very good
  • : 238