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The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

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Description:

Originally published in 1881, Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper is a timeless tale of switched identities. After the young Prince Edward VI of England and a peasant boy switch places, the "little king" tries to escape from a world in which he must beg for food, sleep with rodents, face ridicule, and avoid assassination. Meanwhile, the peasant, who is now the prince, dreads exposure and possible execution-while members of the Court believe he has gone mad. As a result of the swap, both boys learn that social class, like so much of life, is determined by chance and random circumstance. Originally published in 1881, The Prince and the Pauper is one of Mark Twain's earliest social satires. With his caustic wit and biting irony, Twain satirizes the power of the monarchy, unjust laws and barbaric punishments, superstitions, and religious intolerance. Although usually viewed as a child's story, The Prince and the Pauper offers adults critical insight into a people and time period not really all that different from our own.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dick Hill

Length:

8h 29m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

29:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

11:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

32:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:47