The Prisoner of Zenda

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SMK Books, 2011 - 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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This book is about 1890 in Europe. Rudolf Rassendyll, the main character, was a rich young Englishman. He visited Ruritania to see the coronation of Prince Rudolf Elphberg. Rudolf Elphberg is his ... Read full review

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If you can be a king of a country,what will happen to you? Its story is about a new king and his cousin. The key of the story is that they are very similar to each other... Its story is good,because its story is uniqe to others. My favorite part of this story is the ending!! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Novelist Anthony Hope-Hawkins was born in London, England on February 9, 1863. After attending Marlborough College and Balliol College, he became a lawyer and wrote short stories. The Prisoner of Zenda, his best-known work, was published in 1894. Due to the book's success, he became a full-time writer. During World War I, he worked for the Ministry of Information to counteract German propaganda. He was knighted for his efforts in 1918. He died of throat cancer in Surrey, England on July 8, 1933.

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