Марк Твен – один из самых известных американских писателей, чьи произведения отличает живость повествования, искромётный юмор и умение тонко поднимать философские вопросы. «Принц и нищий» – блестящее произведение автора, которое любят и взрослые, и дети, по праву стало классикой мировой литературы. Волею судеб мальчик-бедняк Том Кенти оказывается в королевском дворце и меняется одеждой с принцем Эдуардом, что послужит началом незабываемых приключений…Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!
You are a Prince, not a pauper. And before too long the whole of England will be in your hands... Jemma Kennedy's stage adaptation of The Prince and the Pauper is a dynamic and fast-paced adaptation of Mark Twain's 1881 classic novel of confused identities. Set in a gritty, vibrant Tudor London, the poverty-stricken Tom Canty has a chance meeting with the young heir to the throne, Prince Edward, and ? by pure coincidence ? they find they look almost identical. The Prince and the Pauper tells the story of what happens when one person is mistaken for the other and what happens to them in the long-term: Tom Canty is forced into the world of the court and power, while Edward is cast down into a world of poverty and thieves, from which he must fight his way back to the court. First produced at the Unicorn Theatre, the UK's leading theatre for young audiences aged 2 ? 21 from the 25th November 2012 to the 13 January 2013.
By the author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. A fascinating “coming of age” tale, complete with switched identities, national security, danger, and intrigue. Set in London during the bloody reign of King Henry VIII, 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. Through a series of unpredictable events, these boys from different worlds meet and playfully dress in each other’s clothing—surprised to see themselves in a mirror and realize that they could easily be mistaken for the other. The real prince, dressed as the poor boy, is thrown into the street, but not before he hides the Great Seal of England in his clothing. What follows is a tale full of pathos, danger, and plot twists during which the authority of the king is threatened and the two boys are forced to adapt to the foreign world of the other. Though this is a classic of historical fiction, the famous Mark Twain spins a thriller that is both entertaining and relatable to modern readers. This book has been adapted into several major motion pictures beginning with the 1937 version starring Errol Flynn. About the Publisher Authors Jacob Nordby and Aaron Patterson founded Stonehenge Classics to restore timeless classics for the digital age and provide modern readers with new reasons to rediscover books that connect us to our past treasures of truth, beauty, and wisdom. More Titles in the StoneHenge Classics Literature Series don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Call of the Wild – Jack London The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas Dracula – Bram Stoker Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells
Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this novel. All sentences are from the novel. Figurative language includes: "the forest of legs," "Hunger is pride's master," "busy as ants," "He felt much as a man might who had danced blithely out to enjoy a rainbow and got struck by lightning." Alliteration includes: "The high hedge hid him," "He bathed his bleeding feet in the brook," "After hours of persistent pursuit and persecution, the little prince was at last deserted . . ."
This eBook edition of "The Prince and the Pauper (Illustrated Children's Classic)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Set in 1547, The Prince and the Pauper 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. Tom, the youngest boy in a poor family living in London, has always aspired to a better life, encouraged by the local priest. Loitering around the palace gates one day, he sees the Prince Edward of Wales. Tom is nearly caught and beaten by the Royal Guards, but Edward stops them and invites Tom into his palace chamber. There the two boys get to know one another, fascinated by each other's life and their uncanny resemblance. They decide to switch clothes "temporarily". The Prince momentarily goes outside, quickly hiding an article of national importance (the Great Seal of England), and eventually finding his way to the Canty home. Tom, posing as the prince, tries to cope with court customs and manners. His fellow nobles and palace staff think "the prince" has an illness which has caused memory loss and fear he will go mad. They repeatedly ask him about the missing "Great Seal", but he knows nothing about it. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He is best known for his two novels – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but his satirical stories and travel books are also widely popular. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned him praise from critics and peers. He was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age.
Предлагаем вниманию читателей знаменитый роман Марка Твена о двух мальчиках – принце Эдуарде и нищем Томе Кенти, которые случайно встретились, обнаружили удивительное внешнее сходство друг с другом и решили поменяться местами.Неадаптированный текст романа сопровождается подробным комментарием и словарем. Для студентов языковых вузов и всех любителей англоязычной литературы.