The Prisoner of Zenda
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - 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 adventure in the fictitious country of Ruriritania. I enjoyed this novel on the whole but at times I found it slightly irritating owing to long explanations of what the protagonists were 'going to do'. As predicted, whenever these explanations occur they seldom go ahead as planned, leading to a different outcome. This change in outcome, of course, leads to a long explanation of why things went wrong. On the plus side, Rudolph's first person narrative is essentially upbeat. Mr Hope has created some fine characters and his plotting skills are admirable.
Review: The Prisoner of Zenda (The Ruritania Trilogy #2)User Review - 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 ...