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The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain

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Description:

The Prince and the Pauper 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 considerable wisdom in his decisions). In many ways, the book is a social satire, particularly compelling in its condemnation of the inequality that existed between the classes in Tudor England. In that sense, Twain abandoned the wry Midwestern style for which he was best known and adopts a style reminiscent of Charles Dickens.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Greenman

Length:

6h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:39


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:15