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The Prince and the Pauper


The Prince and the Pauper is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in 1881 in Canada, before its 1882 publication in the United States. The novel represents Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. Set in 1537, 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.
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original title: The Prince and the Pauper
date of publication: 1881
genre: children's novel, historical novel, cloak and dagger novel
main subject: Edward VI of England
narrative location: England
published in: Canada
follows: A Tramp Abroad
followed by: Life on the Mississippi

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