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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. As Christopher Paul Curtis observes in his Introduction, The Prince and the Pauper is “funny, adventurous, and exciting, yet also chock-full of . . . exquisitely reasoned harangues against society’s ills.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the Mark Twain Project edition, which is the approved text of the Center for Scholarly Editions of the Modern Language Association.

Reviews

“Twain was . . . enough of a genius to build his morality into his books, with humor and wit and—in the case of The Prince and the Pauper—wonderful plotting.” —E. L. Doctorow

Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9781101873106

    February 15, 2015

    Vintage USA

    240 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9789380028453

    January 15, 2013

    Steerforth Press

    72 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Paperback

    9780140436693

    August 31, 1998

    Penguin Classics

    256 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • The Prince And The Pauper
    Mark Twain

    EBook

    9780141942544

    April 21, 1995

    Penguin eBooks

    288 pages

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