- Mark Twain (Censorship (Ready Reference series))
- Mark Twain (Critical Survey of Mystery & Detective Fiction, Revised Edition)
- Mark Twain (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Mark Twain (Dictionary of World Biography: The 19th Century)
- Mark Twain (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Mark Twain (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Mark Twain
- First Published: 1881
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Social satire
- Time of Work: Sixteenth century
- Genres: Long fiction, Social realism, Historical fiction, Satire, Novel
- Subjects: Maturation or coming of age, Family or family life, Prisons, Mistaken or secret identity, Friendship, Poverty or poor people, England or English people, Robbery or robbers, Kings, queens, or royalty, Adventure, Sixteenth century, Wealth, Boys, Begging or beggars, Nobility, Princes or princesses, Impostors or imposture
- Locales: Europe, London, England, United Kingdom
*England. The novel can be read as an attack on England’s monarchical institutions and hereditary privilege. The book depicts mid-sixteenth century England as a grim place in which most people live hard lives under cruel and unjust laws and heedless rulers. The novel forces Edward, Prince of Wales, to live among his meanest subjects; after he is restored to rightful position, he is moved to liberalize England’s laws.
*London. The principal setting for about half the novel, England’s capital city is depicted as...
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