The Prince and the Pauper
The Prince and the Pauper (1882) represents Mark Twain's first attempt at historical fiction. The book, set in 1547, 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, London, and Prince Edward son of Henry VIII of England. Due to a series of circumstances, the boys accidentally replace each other, and much of the humor in the book originates in the two boys' inability to function in the world that is so familiar to the other (although Tom soon displays considerable wisdom in his decisions). In many ways, the book is a social satire, particularly compelling in its condemnation of the inequality that existed between the classes in Tudor England. In that sense, Twain abandoned the wry Midwestern style for which he was best known and adopts a style reminiscent of Charles Dickens. (Summary from Wikipedia.org)(6 hr 55 min)
A great rendition of a classic tale. No one will regret taking the time to listen to Greenman's version of Twain's great story.
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The book and much so the reader are interesting. Intonation is important and he is spot on.
Great fun to hear again... the reading was great. Much better than television
Excellent reader, great story in its in modernized form. By far my favorite version of this classic.
Great listen. By far the best reader ever!!
Charming story. at times the reader goes a little fast but he always speaks clearly.
Excellent book and excellent reading.John Greenman are both masters of literature.