The Prince and the Pauper (Tor Classics)

by Mark Twain | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0812504771 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 5/3/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, May 03, 2018
I got this ex-library paperback from this Little Free Library in Manchester NH, while dropping off some books of my own.

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.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, 4 Lake St in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, May 05, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (5/6/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, 4 Lake St in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

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I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2018 Royalty release challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***

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