The Prince and the Pauper
The Prince and the Pauper
by Mark Twain

The novel represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1547, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII.


Language: English

Published in: 1881

Word count: 66,875 words (≈ about 4 hours)

Copyright: Public Domain