Book cover for The Prince and the Pauper

The Prince and the Pauper



05 March 2020
272 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library


Twain's great virtue as a writer, his genius, was his deliberate refusal of borrowed propriety or scale. The tallest of tales could be fashioned from the most modest of ingredients
Twain was ahead of his time. He was one of America’s first modern celebrities, an icon of the first age of mass media
Twain was surely the American Dickens, however much he would have hated the phrase—and however high a tribute it seems today