You are here

The Prisoner of Zenda (Paperback)

The Prisoner of Zenda Cover Image
$9.00
Usually Ships in 1-5 Days

Description


Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope (1863 -1933), was an English novelist and playwright. He was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels but he is remembered predominantly for only two books: The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau (1898). Zenda has inspired many adaptations, most notably the 1937 Hollywood movie of the same name. The Prisoner of Zenda (1894), by Anthony Hope, is an adventure novel in which the King of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus is unable to attend the ceremony. Political forces within the realm are such that, in order for the king to retain the crown, his coronation must proceed. Fortuitously, an English gentleman on holiday in Ruritania who resembles the monarch is persuaded to act as his political decoy in an effort to save the unstable political situation of the interregnum.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781537796789
ISBN-10: 153779678X
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 21st, 2016
Pages: 106
Language: English