The Prince and the Pauper - Large Print Author:Mark Twain A Beggar's Life! — Edward Tudor is heir to the throne of England. But the future king unexpectedly meets Tom Canty, a beggar to whom he has an uncanny resemblance. Chance causes them to switch places. Tom learns what it's like to be the most well cared for, most cherished boy in all England, and young Edward learns the harshness and miser... more »y of a beggar's life. Mark Twain's timeless fable continues to instruct and delight us.