It may have happened it may not have happened but it could have happened wrote Mark Twain in his preface to The Prince and the Pauper What am I writing? says Twain A historical tale of 300 years ago simply for the love of it This is the tale of two young boys one a prince and the other a pauper who by a stroke of fate look identical They meet and on a whim briefly trade places but to their horror become trapped in the other's world The prince endures rags and hardship while the pauper suffers the demanding obligations of princedom The text is unabridged and includes 114 vintage illustrations from the original 1882 edition


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    The soft or less for the time child friendly today possibly not so much any variation of Twains´ interpretation of the Middle Ages that is realistic hardcore dark in his underrated masterpiece A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur´s courthttpswwwgoodreadscombookshow1 Especially the contrast to this one is big it´s so white and greenwashed that it´s exaggerated and unrealistic happy go lucky elements are in stark contrast to the darker tones that are somehow described not too extreme but actually self satirizing view spoiler Especially the dynamic of the prince later king seeing the horrible reality and inhumanity his father loved to form just changing it without his ministers working against him or rebelling or that he helps the people who helped him by making them part of the elitist nepotist monarchy So now just 99999 percent of the people have to suffer except the ones who completely unrealistically decided to help a spoiled arrogant brat like him they thought of as mentally ill in a predator dog eat dog world hide spoiler