The Prisoner of Zenda

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SMK Books, Jan 27, 2011 - Fiction - 152 pages
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The Prisoner of Zenda is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope. The king of the fictional country of Ruritania is abducted on the eve of his coronation, and the protagonist, is persuaded to act as his political decoy in an attempt to save the situation. The Prisoner of Zenda is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. The protagonist is an English gentleman on holiday who fortuitously resembles the monarch.The villainous Rupert of Hentzau gave his name to the sequel published in 1898, which is included in some editions of this novel. The books were extremely popular and inspired a new genre of Ruritanian romance.

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

Following a 'normal' opening chapter, featuring the hero - Rudolph - chatting with his brother and sister-in-law at their English home, the tale moves quickly from a realist setting to dangerous ... Read full review

Review: The Prisoner of Zenda (The Ruritania Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Vlad - Goodreads

I was curious about reading The Prisoner of Zenda because it started the "Ruritanian romance" genre, in which a foreigner visits a small kingdom (usually European) and becomes embroiled in royal ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Hope is a barrister in London.

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