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mobi ↠ The Prince and the Pauper ✓ Mark Twain This treasured historical satire played out in two very different socioeconomic worlds of 16th century England centers around the lives of two boys born in London on the same day Edward Prince of Wales and Tom Canty a street begg Imagine you're a nine year old boy grungy rags for clothes belly empty a sadistic father beats you if you don't beg for money and get it Afraid of life an endless joyless struggle to survive The only relief from the grim reality is sleep for a few hours on the dirty floor in something not uite a shelter Maybe dream of a better existence then a few hours after a fantasy everything you desire is no problem to obtain And the child is now the King of England That's the plot of Mark Twain's interesting novel Tom Canty the unhappy boy is wandering around London during the last days of the fierce Henry the Eighth Tom does not desire to go home no money to give his father and a sure vicious beating as a conseuence He always wanted to see a royal but could never in the slums of London wonder why ? Arriving at Westminister Palace after a long walk Tom spots the Prince playing outside Trying to get a closer view but a mob surrounds the gates A guard roughs up the boy when he at last approaches the palace The kindhearted Edward sees the incident and tells his guards to let the pauper in Poor Tom is going to talk to the future king The prince is lonely too much study not enough fun Edward takes him Tom to his room They exchange clothes look in the mirror and are stunned The two could be twins so close is the resemblance nobody would be able to pick who is the great Prince and who is the little Pauper All the unlimited luxuries everywhere in the residence jewels fabulous clothes furniture delicious food toys and books Yes life can be beautiful for some thinks the visitor Later the Prince seeks to punish the guard that had mistreated his new friend Goes out the gates and Big mistake he still has foul threads on The palace guards believe he's the poor boy and drive him away protesting Edward says he's the prince and receives big laughs from the rabble obviously the kid is mad The two worlds of the city both real same people but how different separated by a chasm which can not be traversed by either But the two children see for the first time in their young lives this It changes them they will never be uite the same again With the help of Miles Hendon the prince's new friend son of a rich man whose been fighting wars on the continent for ten years the royal lives A surprise awaits Miles at home however The mad boy survives many brutal adventures on the road staying away from his father John Eually difficult the troubles of the other insane child The phoney prince Tom has delusions that he's not the son of the king And Henry is dying what a mess Still Tom starts to like being King servants obey all his wishes come to pass everyone bows before him forgetting about his mother and sisters not caring that the real Edward the Sixth is lost and in danger It's good to be King

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The Prince and the Pauper eBook ↠ Paperback Read ë mbjuk ✓ This treasured historical satire played out in two very different socioeconomic worlds of 16th century England centers around the lives of two boys born in London on the same day Edward Prince of Wales and Tom Canty a street beggar During a chance enc Ar During a chance encounter the two realize they are identical and as a lark decide to exchange clothes and roles a situation that briefly but drastically alters the lives of both youngsters The Prince dressed in rags wanders ab I read this several times as a kid and loved it Twain humor and class commentary about the hypocrisy of the upper classes And a fantasy turned weekly into a Disney movie that sapped all the Twain and satire out of it Then many many spinoff books and movies But the idea of a beggar switching places with a prince that still has a draw in it The Homes of Celebrity tv shows The Lives of the Rich and Famous This isn't Twain's best work but it is Twain so is always worth reading

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The Prince and the PauperOut the city's boisterous neighborhoods among the lower classes and endures a series of hardships; meanwhile poor Tom now living with the royals is constantly filled with the dread of being discovered for who and what he really i Upon moving to Glenview I had no reliable bookstore I was aware of save the bigass Barnes Nobles near the train station by work Such a shop near my train station isn’t uite helpful as the maximum I have at such a locale is about 6 minutes and it’s a 3 minute walk from the station Upon finding Books A Million I was uite content; in what I believe to be my first visit there I had a hankering for some unknown reason to get a copy of the much cited Mark Twain classic “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” I walked out with a book of his short stories and was duly pleased It was on one of these trips to that I came across The Prince and The Pauper and decided I’d give that sh t a try someday in the remote future And lo that time hath come and sadly I wasn’t all that thrilled with this work It’s fairly enjoyable I’ll give it that but much like Huck Finn and the usual reuired reading of Mr Clemens this just didn’t uite do it for me; in my estimation the guy should have stuck to short stories which are almost universally fricking sweet This book has its ups and downs; while the saga of the identity crisis between Poor Tom Canty of Led Zeppelin fame and the noble Prince Edward is rich with Twain’s humor the conversational Middle English gets annoying and unless you love English history or geography intimately some of this is convoluted Also had this been a shorter book not that it’s an exceedingly long volume by any means it probably would have been better as the adventures might be funny at times some of the mishaps which take place aren’t up to the caliber of others resulting in down time which is usually filled with repetitive contemplations by the minor characters to the maladies which they presume have afflicted Prince or Pauper The switch of persona between the two characters happens early in the story by page 14 and the dual cover ups of this event by both the mind numbingly foolish royal troupe and the beggardly and bedraggled poor who succumb to their discontent and exist as villainous brutes takes an exceeding amount of time as both the false Prince Tom Canty and the fallen unrecognized urchin that is the disgraced Prince Edward are deemed by the medical masterminds of the time as suffering an affliction of the mind resulting in the loss of their socially accepted identities to assume one of the furthest possible aspect in these days of Olde London The beggar turned Prince who I thought the tale would focus about and would be a truly spectacular character of moral integrity actually is outshone by the bravado and unshakable persistence of the downtrodden former heir At that point the story plods along rather endlessly and while there certainly are some moments of worthy comedy a fifty page abridgement could be made The result of that would be a great novelette worthy of the Twain name as it stands I don’t see the need for the repetition of lengthy dialogs in a goofy manner of speech which on both sides of the tale form the foundation of the rest of the world’s beliefs concerning this unspoken but suspected act of governmental subterfuge Events great and small are covered on Edward’s path to regain the mighty crown which he has so far been unrighteously and unceremoniously denied since the death of King HenryAt the end of the day you don’t really get what you paid for as far as the time invested in reading the tale went I also must admit to a distraction whilst reading this parable I cold not stop thinking that Twain also has a novel called A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and kept thinking that this kind of made Twain the first that I am aware of in a respected line of alternate history sensationalists That kind of freaked me the hell out