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The Prince and the Pauper

Gelesen von John Greenman

(4,754 Sterne; 674 Bewertungen)

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)

Chapters

01 – The birth of the Prince and the Pauper / 02 – Tom’s early life / 03 – Tom’…

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04 – The Prince / 05 – Tom as a patrician

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06 – Tom receives instructions

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07 – Tom’s first royal dinner / 08 – The question of the Seal

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09 – The river pageant / 10 – The Prince in the toils

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11 – At Guildhall

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12 – The Prince and his deliverer

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13 – The disappearance of the Prince

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14 – ‘Le Roi est mort—vive le Roi’

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15 – Tom as King

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16 – The state dinner / 17 – Foo-foo the First

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18 – The Prince with the tramps / 19 – The Prince with the peasants

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20 – The Prince and the hermit / 21 – Hendon to the rescue

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22 – A victim of treachery / 23 – The Prince a prisoner

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24 – The escape / 25 – Hendon Hall

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26 – Disowned / 27 – In prison

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28 – The sacrifice / 29 – To London / 30 – Tom’s progress

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31 – The Recognition procession

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32 – Coronation Day

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33 – Edward as King / Conclusion – Justice and Retribution

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Bewertungen

(4 Sterne)

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.

Great book!

(5 Sterne)

I really appreciate the narrator, he did such a great job. A voice that you would love listening to!

AMAAAZING!!!

(5 Sterne)

This was incredible the reader was easy to understand and the story touched me to the heart. 😀😄👌👍👏

I have loved this book so much and I hope you love it to

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(5 Sterne)

Excellently read. Listened to this with all our children whilst studying the middle ages and Renaissance /reformation. It was a little challenging for the younger ones to follow at times but all up a thoroughly good adventure. Love the contrast between the rogue characters and the mercy/compassion of the honest ones. Good fodder for conversations about developing good character in the face of trials.

Great Book!!!!

(5 Sterne)

Really great book.John Greenman is Mark Twain.I only listen to 3 readers and John is my numero uno!!I hope he does more!!!!

Excellent story & narrator!

(5 Sterne)

What a fantastic story! And the narrator is superb. Such a pleasure to listen to. I highly recommend this one.

(5 Sterne)

Mark Twain is a master linguist. John greenman has the voice that I always thought Mark Twain should sound like. fantastic!