The Prisoner of Zenda
by Anthony Hope
Publisher: H. Holt and company 1894
Number of pages: 204
Novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. This popular late-Victorian romance relates the adventures of Rudolf Rassendyll, an English gentleman living in Ruritania who impersonates the king in order to save him from a treasonous plot. Although the story is improbable, it is saved by Hope's high-spirited and often ironic tone. The book was so successful that Hope gave up his law practice and went on to write a sequel, Rupert of Hentzau (1898).
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by Anthony Hope - D. Appleton & co.
Next door to Mrs. Dennison's large house in Curzon Street there lived, in a small house, a friend of hers, a certain Mrs. Cormack. She was a Frenchwoman, who had been married to an Englishman, and was now his most resigned widow ...
by Anthony Hope - eBooks@Adelaide
Foiled in his previous attempts to gain power in Ruritania, Rupert, prince of villains, seeks revenge. Every year, Queen Flavia sends a rose to Rassendyll, the man she loves and when she is indiscreet enough to send a letter, Rupert sees his chance.
by Anthony Hope - Longmans, Green
The stories deal with the love life of Princess Osra, younger sister of Rudolf III, the shared ancestor of Rudolf Rassendyll, the English gentleman who acts as political decoy inThe Prisoner of Zenda, and Rudolph V of the House of Elphberg.
by Anthony Hope - Henry Holt & Co.
Dale Bannister, the wild young poet, is a most picturesque character. The story moves on steadily, and while it teaches a lesson of charity, it does so entirely by the acts of the characters without any sermonizing on the part of the author.