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The Prince and the Pauper

So I have to admit that the only reason I know the story of The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (free at ManyBooks) is because of Wishbone… but I think it’s just one of those beloved stories that everyone knows. Also it was kind of weird to find out Mark Twain wrote it… it’s so Dickens-esque! It’s all very Oliver Twist but also snarky like you’d expect from Twain.

I really liked how it was historical fiction, using Henry VIII and Edward as the aristocracy, but obviously this didn’t happen. Anyway, I liked it overall. It’s a very short read but well worth it for the social commentary and such.

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Oliver Twist

I’m so excited! I never got to read Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (free at Feedbooks) but I am now and love it! I was a big fan of Great Expectations when we read it in my freshman high school English class but I don’t believe I’ve read any other Dickens besides that. Anyway, I’m not sure I really know the story so don’t spoil it for me! All I know about poor old Oliver is that he lives a miserable life and asked, “Please sir, I want some more.” And that part has already passed!