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El principe y el mendigo / The Prince and the Pauper (Spanish Edition)

ISBN13: 9789590801433
ISBN: 9590801439
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $5.95
Publisher: Gente Nueva Editorial
Published Date:
Pages: 188
Average Goodreads rating: 3.86/5 (2 ratings)

This treasured historical satire, played out in two very different socioeconomic worlds of 16th-century England, centers around the lives of two boys born in London on the same day: Edward, Prince of Wales and Tom Canty, a street beggar. During a chance encounter, the two realize they are identical and, as a lark, decide to exchange clothes and roles--a situation that briefly, but drastically, alters the lives of both youngsters. The Prince, dressed in rags, wanders about the city's boisterous neighborhoods among the lower classes and endures a series of hardships; meanwhile, poor Tom, now living with the royals, is constantly filled with the dread of being discovered for who and what he really is.