The Prince and the Pauper tells the tale of two boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. Tom Canty (youngest son of a family living with the dregs of society in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London) has always aspired to a better life, encouraged by the local priest (who has taught him to read and write). Loitering around the palace gates one day, he sees a prince (the Pest (who has taught him to read and write). Loitering around the palace gates one day, he sees a prince (the Prince of Wales – Edward VI). Tom is nearly caught and beaten by the Royal Guards; however, Edward stops them and invites Tom into his palace chamber. There the two boys get to know one another, fascinated by each other's life and their uncanny resemblance. They decide to switch clothes “temporarily”. Edward leaves in a hurry before the boys are caught at their game. Soon Prince Edward is trying to escape the brutality of Tom’s abusive drunken father. Tom, posing as the prince, tries to cope with court customs and manners.… read more
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"There is a woman in the state of Nevada to whom I once lied continuously, consistently, and shamelessly, for the matter of a coup...le of hours. I don't want to apologize to her. Far be it from me. But I do want to explain. Unfortunately, I do not know her name, much less her present address. If her eyes should chance upon these lines, I hope she will write to me." - from "Confession"In this entertaining collection of tales and autobiographical essays, London relates the days he spent on the road. Each story details an aspect of the hobo's life -- from catching a train to cadging a meal. The wealth of experiences and the necessity of having to lie for a living brought depth London's subsequent stories. read more
Excerpt from The Pale HorseThe soul of Russia is revealed even more in her literature than in the realities of her life. If her ac...tivities are handicapped in many ways, her spirit lives in a sort of Utopian Freeland, where it is concerned only with problems of spiritual law and spiritual obligations. Russian novels - certainly the best of them - express this spirit, and are for that reason 'human documents' of great intensity.Each epoch of Russia's spiritual life is expressed in a few books of a highly imaginative character. Among those literary works which illuminate with a rare light the period just before the war, the problems which had to be faced by the heroic will and the mystic tendencies of a tragically unbalanced generation, Ropshin's Pale Horse ranks as one of the most characteristic.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more
This large print edition of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper is printed on high quality paper in an easy-to-read format. The... beautiful cover will look great in any collection. read more
Out of the theme of switched identities, Mark Twain fashioned both a fiery assault upon social hypocrisy and injustice and a rioto...us comedy filled with high-spirited play. They look alike, but they live in very different worlds. Tom Canty, impoverished and abused by his father, is fascinated with royalty. Edward Tudor, heir to the throne of England, is kind and generous but wants to run free and play in the river--just once. How insubstantial their differences truly are becomes clear when a chance encounter leads to an exchange of clothing--and roles. The pauper finds himself caught up in the pomp and folly of the royal court, a role which is further complicated when the king dies soon after the switch; and the prince wanders horror-stricken through the lower strata of English society. read more
Rediscover Antoine de Saint-Exupery's universal masterpiece with original text and magnificent new illustrations created by master...s of film animation. This wise and enchanginting fable teaches the secret of what is really important in life. read more
Two boys from two different walks of life change places and alter their paths forever in this American classic from Mark TwainLond...on, 1547. Two boys meet by chance and strike up a conversation at the gates of a palace. Tom Canty is a poor young boy with few prospects in life; his new friend happens to be Prince Edward VI, the Prince of Wales. The prince and the pauper could not be more different from one another, except for the small fact that they look identical. When Tom admires the prince's fine garments, he and Prince Edward decide on the spur of the moment to swap clothes. But with cruel irony the prince is mistaken for a poor beggar in Tom's rags and kicked out of his own palace while Tom is taken to be the prince by everyone he meets. Suddenly the prince and the pauper have swapped not only clothes but also their homes, families, lives, and their very identities. While the boys are eager to learn about life in someone else's shoes, they ultimately want to return to their own homes and families. But this proves to be a tall order when nobody believes the prince's claims that he is really a prince despite being clothed in rags. This gripping tale of mistaken identity sees Mark Twain venturing into historical fiction for children while displaying his typical flair for witty dialogue and incisive satire. read more
Beloved classic follows the thrilling adventures of Tom Canty, a poor beggar boy, and Edward, Prince of Wales, after they exchange... identities. Humor, excitement, and a plot that twists and turns track the lives of the changelings until the rightful prince appears to claim his crown. 30 new illustrations and a newly abridged text. read more
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Poor boy Tom Canty admires the royals who seem so far out of his reach in sixteenth-century English society, but when he meets you...ng Prince Edward, he realizes they are very much alike. They share the same birthday and the same face. And when Edward dons Tom’s rags, and Tom slips into the royal cloak, no one can tell them apart. The wrong prince will soon be crowned king, unless Edward can produce the Great Seal of England in time to prove his right to the throne.In The Prince and the Pauper, Mark Twain sheds satiric light on class distinctions, personal identity, and power dynamics that seem as germane today as ever before.AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.Revised edition: Previously published as The Prince and the Pauper, this edition of The Prince and the Pauper (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions. read more
One boy, penniless and in rags, forced to beg in the street. The other, a king’s son, coddled and given all he could want. What ha...ppens when the two boys change clothes and places, and each one learns how the other half lives? Mark Twain’s satirical and suspenseful novel about the thin line that separates prince and pauper is a perennial favorite. read more
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the s...ame format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher. read more
This is the original and unabridged text of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a n...ovel about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The story is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, inspired by Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived. Mark Twain, in his lecture notes, proposes that “a sound heart is a surer guide than an ill-trained conscience” and goes on to describe the novel as “...a book of mine where a sound heart and a deformed conscience come into collision and conscience suffers defeat”. Twain began his career writing light, humorous verse, but evolved into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind. Twain was a master at rendering colloquial speech and helped to create and popularize a distinctive American literature built on American themes and language. "Mark Twain gave pleasure – real intellectual enjoyment – to millions, and his works will continue to give such pleasure to millions yet to come ... His humor was American, but he was nearly as much appreciated by Englishmen and people of other countries as by his own countrymen. He has made an enduring part of American literature." — President William Howard Taft read more
Classic collection of 32 less familiar folk tales narrated in clear, lively prose. Different enough to capture all imaginations, t...he tales are drawn from many different cultures: the American Indians, Australian Bushmen, African Kaffirs, and from Persia, Lapland, Brazil, and India. Includes all of the original 50 illustrations. read more
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This is the original and unabridged text of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. It is commonly named among the Grea...t American Novels. The book is noted for its colorful description of people and places along the Mississippi River. Set in a Southern society that had ceased to exist about twenty years before the work was published. Huck struggles not only with the challenges of his strenuous journey, but also with the 19th century social climate and the role it forces on him regarding the slave Jim. Throughout the story, Huck is in moral conflict with the received values of the society in which he lives, and while he is unable to consciously refute those values even in his thoughts, he makes a moral choice based on his own valuation of Jim's friendship and human worth, a decision in direct opposition to the things he has been taught. Mark Twain, in his lecture notes, proposes that "a sound heart is a surer guide than an ill-trained conscience" and goes on to describe the novel as "...a book of mine where a sound heart and a deformed conscience come into collision and conscience suffers defeat". Twain began his career writing light, humorous verse, but evolved into a chronicler of the vanities, hypocrisies and murderous acts of mankind. At mid-career, with Huckleberry Finn, he combined rich humor, sturdy narrative and social criticism. Twain was a master at rendering colloquial speech and helped to create and popularize a distinctive American literature built on American themes and language. "Mark Twain gave pleasure – real intellectual enjoyment – to millions, and his works will continue to give such pleasure to millions yet to come ... His humor was American, but he was nearly as much appreciated by Englishmen and people of other countries as by his own countrymen. He has made an enduring part of American literature." &emdash; President William Howard Taft read more
In the upcoming Barbie video, "The Princess and the Pauper", Barbie stars as the Pauper Erika. As Erika, Barbie wears a floral pea...sant style gown in pastels with a lace up bodice and blue overskirt with pink underneath. Girls can relive the enchanted story by playing out scenes from the video with this doll. read more
This DSI edition is lavishly illustrated with over 192 pen-and-ink drawings. This 1885 edition has been reformatted to reflect the... look and feel of the original CL Webster book. Mark Twain's original publishing company. Mistaken identity! Subterfuge! Plots and counter plots! Does this sound like the latest murder-mystery novel? Well, pull up a chair and immerse yourself in one of the best childhood fantasy novels ever written. Mark Twain wrote The Prince and the Pauper and dedicated it to his two daughters, Clara and Susie. In a departure from his usual style, Twain weaves a delightful story of the prince who wants to see something of the world, and the pauper who wants to escape from the cruelty of his world. read more
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published b...y the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1899, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of both the popular 1902 Broadway musical and the well-known 1939 film adaptation. The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone. The novel is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. Its initial success, and the success of the 1902 Broadway musical which Baum adapted from his original story, led to Baum's writing thirteen additional Oz books. The original book has been in the public domain in the US since 1956. First published in 1901, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” follows the magical adventure of Dorothy, a young girl who lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a farm in Kansas. One day when Dorothy is caught up in tornado with her little dog, Toto, she finds her farmhouse has been magically transplanted to Munchkin Country in the mystical Land of Oz. Her house lands on the evil Wicked Witch of the East, killing her, and freeing the Munchkins from her rule. As a reward the Good Witch of the North gives Dorothy the magical Silver Shoes that belonged to the Witch and sets her on her way down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard for help in returning to Kansas. Along the way she meets several interesting characters including the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion who join her on her travels to ask the Wizard for help of their own. The journey is not without peril though, as the Wicked Witch of the West, who wants revenge for the killing of her sister and to regain the magical Silver Shoes, unleashes numerous dangers against Dorothy and her companions. “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a classic story of fantasy which is considered to be the first American fairy tale. read more
The Prince and the Pauper: 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 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 about 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 is. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court In the book, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking that he is a magician, and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks, and the shoring up of a holy well. He attempts to modernize the past, but in the end he is unable to prevent the death of Arthur and an interdict against him by the Catholic Church of the time, which grows fearful of his power. Twain wrote the book as a burlesque of Romantic notions of chivalry after being inspired by a dream in which he was a knight himself, severely inconvenienced by the weight and cumbersome nature of his armor. read more
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Original and unabridged text of Rudyard Kipling's timeless classic. With refreshingly new illustrations. If you have ever asked, "...how did the camel get his hump?" If you have ever wondered, "how did the leopard get his spots?" Then you are a very special kind of curious person who will love the answers in these books. read more
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Barbie Princess and The Pauper Erika and Dvd Giftset Product dimensions: 2.5x13x12.1 inches Product weight: 12.75x12x2.38 inches S...KU: ADIB003LPUD4Y read more
This special edition includes two Jack London's novels in their original 1903 and 1906 unabridged version: I - THE CALL OF THE WIL...D The Call of the Wild is a tale about unbreakable spirit and the struggle for existence. The central character is a domesticated sturdy cross breed canine named Buck, born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home. Stolen from his home and sold into service as sled dog in Alaska, he reverts to a wild state. Buck is forced to fight in order to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey. II - WHITE FANG White Fang takes place in the desolate, frozen wilds of northwest Canada. White Fang, a part dog, part wolf cub finds himself the sole survivor of a litter of five. In his lonely world, he soon learned to follow the harsh law of the North - kill or be killed - and become a ferocious and magnificent creature. But nothing in his young life prepared him for the cruelty of the bully Beauty Smith, who buys White Fang from his Indian master and turns him into a vicious killer - a pit dog forced to fight for money. Much of the novel is written from the viewpoint White Fang, through whose experiences the author makes a parallel between the wilderness life among animals and the violent world of humans. read more