The Prince and the Pauper (Tor Classics)
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I first encountered the story via the 1937 film adaptation, but did eventually read the book. As usual, Twain has fun with social satire while telling a ripping yarn; here, it's about a poor boy who happens to look just like the prince of England, and when the two wind up switching places just for fun - and then are mistaken for each other - they each face a LOT of trouble, and learn some valuable lessons.... (Those who know their history will find this all rather sad, as Edward VI did not live very long after his father's death. Twain mentions this at the end of the story, but tries to soften it by saying what a merciful ruler he was while he lived.)
[There's a TV Tropes page on the novel and several of its adaptations, with some entertaining tidbits.]
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