The Prince and the Pauper


A picture for the book The Prince and the PauperTwian's popular novel chronicles the adventures of two young boys, a Prince and a Pauper, who exchange roles and stations in life. Each boy has strong misconception's of what the other boys life is like and series of educational and entertaining adventures play out as the boys grow more comfortable in both their real and assumed roles in life. Mark Twain's Prince and the Pauper is a popular story and a classic from American Literature.


Chapter I. The birth of the Prince and the Pauper.

Chapter II. Tom's early life.

Chapter III. Tom's meeting with the Prince.

Chapter IV. The Prince's troubles begin.

Chapter V. Tom as a patrician.

Chapter VI. Tom receives instructions.

Chapter VII. Tom's first royal dinner.

Chapter VIII. The question of the Seal.

Chapter IX. The river pageant.

Chapter X. The Prince in the toils.

Chapter XI. At Guildhall.

Chapter XII. The Prince and his deliverer.

Chapter XIII. The disappearance of the Prince.

Chapter XIV. 'Le Roi est mort--vive le Roi.'

Chapter XV. Tom as King.

Chapter XVI. The State Dinner.

Chapter XVII. Foo-foo the First.

Chapter XVIII. The Prince with the tramps.

Chapter XIX. The Prince with the peasants.

Chapter XX. The Prince and the hermit.

Chapter XXI. Hendon to the rescue.

Chapter XXII. A victim of treachery.

Chapter XXIII. The Prince a prisoner.

Chapter XXIV. The escape.

Chapter XXV. Hendon Hall.

Chapter XXVI. Disowned.

Chapter XXVII. In prison.

Chapter XXVIII. The sacrifice.

Chapter XXIX. To London.

Chapter XXX. Tom's progress.

Chapter XXXI. The Recognition procession.

Chapter XXXII. Coronation Day.

Chapter XXXIII. Edward as King.

Conclusion. Justice and retribution.

Return to Mark Twain's library.