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    The Prince and the Pauper (Mark Twain Library) (Hardback) By (author) Mark Twain, Volume editor Victor Fischer, Volume editor Michael B. Frank, Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill, Illustrated by John J. Harley, Illustrated by L. S. Ipsen

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    DescriptionRich with surprise and hilarious adventure, "The Prince And The Pauper" is a delight satire of England's romantic past and a joyful boyhood romp filled with the same tongue-in-cheek irony that sparked the best of Mark Twain's tall tales. Two boys, one an urchin from London's filthy lanes, the other a prince born in a lavish palace, unwittingly trade identities. Thus a bedraggled "Prince of Poverty" discovers that his private dreams have all the come true -- while a pampered Prince of Wales finds himself tossed into a rough-and-tumble world of squalid beggars and villainous thieves. Originally written as a story for children, "The Prince And The Pauper" is a classic novel for adults as well -- through its stinging attack on the ageless human folly of attempting to measure true worth by outer appearances.

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    The Prince and the Pauper
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Twain, Volume editor Victor Fischer, Volume editor Michael B. Frank, Illustrated by Frank T. Merrill, Illustrated by John J. Harley, Illustrated by L. S. Ipsen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 341
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520050884
    ISBN 10: 0520050886

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CLA
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    B&T General Subject: 495
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    LC classification: PS1316.A1
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    LC classification: PS1316 .A1 1983
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    Edition statement
    Library edition
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 March 1984
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    Review quote
    "One of the great scholarly enterprises of the century. . . . If you want to enjoy, and to understand fully, the genius of Mark Twain, the California editions are the only texts to have." "London Telegraph [Michael Shelden]