ISBN: 9789385031496 Pages: 240 Size: 197 x 138 mm Format: Hardback Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
"When Tom Canty is born, he is barely wanted by his own poor family. On the same day, the birth of Prince Edward is celebrated by the entire country. Tom grows up to be a wise boy who fantasizes about the Prince's life. Fate plays a strange trick when they meet unexpectedly and realize that they look exactly alike. Things go terribly awry for both of them when their places get swapped. Suddenly thrust in alien lives, both the protagonists must make their way through dangers of different kinds. What do the two experience, away from all that they had ever known? Are they able to survive the ordeal? Do they manage to find their way back to their families? Twain's classic historical fiction is a delight in every way.
About Mark Twain
Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain, was America's
most famous literary icon. Born on 30 November 1835, in the town of Florida,
Missouri, he was the sixth child of John and Jane Clemens. Four years after his birth, in 1839,
the Clemens family moved to the town of Hannibal, a developing port city on the banks of the Mississippi. At the age of nine, Twain witnessed the murder of a cattle rancher and when
he turned 10, he saw a slave being struck by a piece of iron by a white overseer. Violence was commonplace and such incidents shaped the writer in him. Twain became the chronicler of hypocrisies and vanities through the
colloquial, raw, and vivid voice of the common folk. Satire and irreverence were the weapons that he
used to deflate the arrogance of the pretentious. In 1865, one of his remarkable short stories about life in a mining camp, Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog, was published in newspapers and magazines, earning him
national acclaim. A few years later, in 1869, The Innocents Abroad was published, and became a
bestseller. This one-of a kind travel book was born out of his five-month sea cruise in the Mediterranean. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn (1884) are among Twain's seminal works. In 1935, Ernest Hemingway remarked, All
modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain died on 21 April 1910.