The Prince and the Pauper. By Mark Twain. Illustrated by Clarke Hutton. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1964.

$36.00

The Prince and the Pauper showcases a stark contrast from Mark Twain’s earlier works. It is still a boy’s tale rife with humor and adventure, but it is also Twain’s first published foray into historical fiction. Set in 16th century England, The Prince and the Pauper describes the life of Tom Canty, a poor young fellow who by chance becomes friends with Prince Edward. The pair quickly realize they share an uncanny resemblance, and so they decide to swap identities, if only for a time. First published in 1881, the work was marketed as children’s fiction but saw fairly widespread popularity across ages. It was published in between Twain’s other great works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, during some of his most talented and productive years. Readers continue to adore The Prince and the Pauper, and artists, filmmakers, and authors continue to adapt its identity-swap premise. This illustrated edition is a fine example of the story’s timelessness. It contains wonderful full color plates by Clarke Hutton, the brilliant English lithographer and illustrator.

This illustrated edition is in fine condition. In the original half cloth boards, very nearly fine with only minor fading to spine. Text block fine, Hutton’s illustrations superb. In the publisher’s original slipcase, near fine with only minor fading.

A fine collector’s copy of The Prince and the Pauper.

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The Prince and the Pauper. By Mark Twain. Illustrated by Clarke Hutton. Illustrated Edition. Heritage Press. New York, 1964.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in