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The Prisoner of Zenda and Rupert of Hentzau

Anthony Hope

Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins was training to become a lawyer and barrister when he wrote his sixth novel, "The Prisoner of Zenda", in 1894. It took one month to finish the first draft, and it quickly achieved such great success that Hope turned to writing full-time. The story is set in the fictional country of Ruritania, on the eve of the new king's coronation. When the king is suddenly abducted, an Englishman who bears a striking resemblance to him is brought in as a political decoy. Like most of Hope's stories, the novel is full of plot twists, complications, villains, forbidden love, and an ultimate sense of duty. Also included in this volume is the sequel to "The Prisoner of Zenda", "Rupert of Hentzau", which deals with the same fictional country, and many of the same characters. These two works are classics of English literature, whose themes and attraction transcend time, and have inspired many stage, film and television adaptations. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Book Details

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  • Publish Date: Nov 30th, 2021
  • Pages: 286
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.64in - 0.81lb
  • EAN: 9781420978629
  • Categories: ClassicsAction & Adventure