王子与贫儿
The Prince and the Pauper

  • 作   者:

    马克·吐温
    Mark Twain

  • 译   者:

    清华大学 魏珊珊

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

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    双语

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世界上最早的《变形记》节目,王子与贫儿最终能否换回身份?

The novel begins with Tom Canty, an impoverished boy living with his abusive family in London. One day, Tom Canty and Prince Edward, the son of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, meet, and as a jest, switch clothes. While dressed in the pauper's rags, the Prince leaves the palace to punish the guard who knocked Tom down. However, the boys look remarkably alike and because they switch clothes, the palace guards throw the prince out into the street. The Prince fares poorly in London because he insists on proclaiming his identity as the true Prince of Wales. Meanwhile despite Tom's repeated denial of his birthright, the court and the King insist that he is the true prince gone mad. Edward eventually runs into Tom's family and a gang of thieves and Twain illustrates England's unfair and barbaric justice system. After the death of Henry VIII, Edward interrupts Tom's coronation and the boys explain, switch places, and Edward is crowned King of England...

在《王子与贫儿》中,王子爱德华和贫儿汤姆通过一个阴差阳错的偶然机会互相换了身份。贫儿汤姆穿着王子的衣服在王宫里尽享荣华富贵,还当上了英国的新国王。而真正的王子爱德华却在外四处流浪,不得不忍受贫穷和乞丐们的欺凌和嘲讽。在好人霍顿的帮助下,爱德华王子经历了重重劫难,改正了自己的坏习惯,最后终于回到了王宫。而贫儿汤姆在良心的谴责下,将不属于自己的王位还给了真正的王子。此后,爱德华成了一位仁慈的君主,和他的子民一起过着幸福的生活……

Set in 1547, the novel tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London and Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII.Tom Canty. After becoming the prince, and later the king, Tom Canty was lost in glory, splendor, wealth and rank. The real prince, who has knew the hardships of the people when he was stranded among the beggars became a kind-hearted king at last when he returned to the palace.

马克·吐温(Mark Twain,1835年11月30日—1910年4月21日),是美国的幽默大师、小说家、作家,也是著名演说家,19世纪后期美国现实主义文学的杰出代表。主要作品有《汤姆·索亚历险记》、《哈克贝利·费恩历险记》、《王子与贫儿》、《百万英镑》。

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835—April 21, 1910),better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885).

汤姆又惊又喜地望着这巨大的石制建筑,望着那展开的配楼、褶皱的棱堡和角楼,还有那庞大的石门。门口有镀金的栅栏和一排壮观的大花岗岩狮子,还有其他英国皇室的标志和象征。

Tom stared in glad wonder at the vast pile of masonry, the wide-spreading wings, the frowning bastions and turrets, the huge stone gateway, with its gilded bars and its magnificent array of colossal granite lions, and other the signs and symbols of English royalty.

马克·吐温的作品既幽默又具有讽刺意味,机智且富于独特的妙语,深刻地洞察和剖析社会,既幽默辛辣,是小说中的杰作,又悲天悯人,十分严肃,且十分聪明!

创作历史题材的小说最大的难度在于既要“戏说”,又要真实可信,不可与史实记载相去太远。《王子与贫儿》之所以成功,正是因为马克·吐温是一个“学者化的作家”,无论整体上还是细节处,他的故事永远不会脱离史书的记载,却又能不囿于桎梏,在最大限度内写出最为精彩的故事。

无论身在哪里,无论是王子还是贫儿,你永远都需要别人温暖无私的帮助。这种帮助能赋予你生活的勇气,让你不忘曾受到的恩惠,也让你在有能力的时候还记得去帮助更有需要的人,无论那个人是王子还是贫儿。

After the young Prince Edward VI of England and a peasant boy switch places, the "little king" tries to escape from a world in which he must beg for food, sleep with rodents, face ridicule, and avoid assassination. Meanwhile, the peasant, who is now the prince, dreads exposure and possible execution; members of the Court believe he has gone mad. As a result of the swap, both boys learn that social class, like so much of life, is determined by chance and random circumstance. Originally published in 1881, The Prince and the Pauper is one of Mark Twain's earliest social satires. With his caustic wit and biting irony, Twain satirizes the power of the monarchy, unjust laws and barbaric punishments, superstitions, and religious intolerance. Although usually viewed as a child's story, The Prince and the Pauper offers adults critical insight into a people and time period not really all that different from our own.—Public Domain(P)2011 eChristian

  • 第一章 王子和贫儿的诞生

  • 第二章 汤姆的早期生活

  • 第三章 汤姆面见王子

  • 第四章 王子开始遇到麻烦

  • 第五章 汤姆做了贵族

  • 第六章 汤姆接受指导

  • 第七章 汤姆的初次御餐

  • 第八章 御玺出事了

  • 第九章 河畔盛会

  • 第十章 落难的王子

  • 第十一章 在市政厅

  • 第十二章 王子和他的救星

  • 第十三章 王子失踪

  • 第十四章 “国王驾崩——国王万岁!”

  • 第十五章 汤姆当国王

  • 第十六章 国宴

  • 第十七章 佛佛一世

  • 第十八章 国君和流浪汉们

  • 第十九章 国君和农夫们

  • 第二十章 国君和隐士

  • 第二十一章 亨登前来救驾

  • 第二十二章 背叛的受害者

  • 第二十三章 国君成了阶下囚

  • 第二十四章 逃跑

  • 第二十五章 亨登庄园

  • 第二十六章 遭遇矢口否认

  • 第二十七章 在狱中

  • 第二十八章 牺牲

  • 第二十九章 前往伦敦

  • 第三十章 汤姆的进步

  • 第三十一章 致意游行

  • 第三十二章 加冕日

  • 第三十三章 爱德华国王

  • Chapter I The Birth of the Prince and the Pauper

  • Chapter II Tom’s Early Life

  • Chapter III Tom’s Meeting with the Prince

  • Chapter IV The Prince’s Troubles Begin

  • Chapter V Tom as a Patrician

  • Chapter VI Tom Receives Instructions

  • Chapter VII Tom’s First Royal Dinner

  • Chapter VIII The Question of the Seal

  • Chapter IX The River Pageant

  • Chapter X The Prince in the Toils

  • Chapter XI At Guildhall

  • Chapter XII The Prince and His Deliverer

  • Chapter XIII The Disappearance of the Prince

  • Chapter XIV ‘Le Roi est Mort—Vive le Roi.’

  • Chapter XV Tom as King

  • Chapter XVI The State Dinner

  • Chapter XVII Foo-foo the First

  • Chapter XVIII The Prince with the Tramps

  • Chapter XIX The Prince with the Peasants

  • Chapter XX The Prince and the Hermit

  • Chapter XXI Hendon to the Rescue

  • Chapter XXII A Victim of Treachery

  • Chapter XXIII The Prince a Prisoner

  • Chapter XXIV The Escape

  • Chapter XXV Hendon Hall

  • Chapter XXVI Disowned

  • Chapter XXVII In Prison

  • Chapter XXVIII The Sacrifice

  • Chapter XXIX To London

  • Chapter XXX Tom’s Progress

  • Chapter XXXI The Recognition Procession

  • Chapter XXXII Coronation Day

  • Chapter XXXIII Edward as King

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