Prince and the Pauper

Prince and the Pauper

Author: Mark Twain
Read By: John Greenman
Duration: 6:55:44
Copyright Year: 1881
English

Prince and the Pauper

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 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. (Summary from Wikipedia.org)

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01 – The birth of the Prince and the Pauper / 02 – Tom’s early life / 03 – Tom’s meeting with the Prince
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04 – The Prince / 05 – Tom as a patrician
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06 – Tom receives instructions
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07 – Tom’s first royal dinner / 08 – The question of the Seal
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09 – The river pageant / 10 – The Prince in the toils
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11 – At Guildhall
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12 – The Prince and his deliverer
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13 – The disappearance of the Prince
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14 – ‘Le Roi est mort—vive le Roi’
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15 – Tom as King
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16 – The state dinner / 17 – Foo-foo the First
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18 – The Prince with the tramps / 19 – The Prince with the peasants
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20 – The Prince and the hermit / 21 – Hendon to the rescue
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22 – A victim of treachery / 23 – The Prince a prisoner
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24 – The escape / 25 – Hendon Hall
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26 – Disowned / 27 – In prison
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28 – The sacrifice / 29 – To London / 30 – Tom’s progress
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31 – The Recognition procession
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32 – Coronation Day
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33 – Edward as King / Conclusion – Justice and Retribution
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