"Rich with surprise and hilarious adventure, The Prince and the Pauper is a delightful satire of England's romantic past and joyful boyhood romp filled with the tongue-in-cheek irony that sparks 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 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 worth by appearance."--P.  of cover.
Edward -- VI, -- King of England, 1537-1553 -- Fiction.
Mistaken identity -- Fiction.
Boys -- England -- Fiction.
Poor -- England -- Fiction.
Princes -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Impostors and imposture -- England -- Fiction.