Collins Classics - The Prisoner of Zenda (Collins Classics)

By Anthony Hope

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Set in the fictional country of Ruritania, The Prisoner of Zenda tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyll, identical cousin to King Rudolf of Ruritania, who must stand in for the king at his coronation when a plot to steal the crown leaves the king drugged and unable to attend. Rudolf must foil the plans of the king’s brother, Prince Michael, and when the king is kidnapped and taken to a castle in Zenda, Rudolf must overcome the plots of the prince’s mistress and his henchman in order to rescue him.

Anthony Hope’s swashbuckling adventure is held up as his greatest work of fiction and sparked its own genre, Ruritanian romance, named after the fictional country in which the story is set.

Format: Paperback (A Format)
Release Date: 03 Jan 2013
Pages: 224
ISBN: 978-0-00-792533-9
Anthony Hope wrote many works of fiction, predominantly adventure novels, but is best known for his novel, The Prisoner of Zenda and its sequel, Rupert of Hentzau. Although he trained as a lawyer and barrister, after the success of The Prisoner of Zenda Hope gave up his legal career and became a full-time writer.