The Prisoner Zenda

The Prisoner Zenda

by Anthony Hope, Andrew Pugsley
     
 

The hero of this classic swashbuckling romance, English gentleman Rudolf Rassendyll, is transported from a comfortable life in London to extraordinary adventures in Ruritania, a mythical land. Rassendyll bears an uncanny resemblance to Rudolf Elphberg, who is about to be crowned King of Ruritania; and when Elphberg's rival, the villainous Black Michael of Strelsau,…  See more details below

Overview

The hero of this classic swashbuckling romance, English gentleman Rudolf Rassendyll, is transported from a comfortable life in London to extraordinary adventures in Ruritania, a mythical land. Rassendyll bears an uncanny resemblance to Rudolf Elphberg, who is about to be crowned King of Ruritania; and when Elphberg's rival, the villainous Black Michael of Strelsau, attempts to seize power, Rassendyll impersonates the King to uphold the rightful sovereignty and ensure political stability. The redoubtable Rassendyll endures a trial of strength in his encounters with the infamous Rupert of Hentzau, and a quite different test as he grows to love the Princess Flavia.

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Library Journal

Another hot new series from Penguin, "Great Books for Boys" offers a handful of top adventure stories from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Each volume sports a nice vintage-looking cover to complete the spell. Great fun (and girls can read them, too!).


—Michael Rogers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789626341353
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Edition description:
Unabridged, 5 CDs, 6 hrs 30 min
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 4.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Hope is the pseudonym of Anthony Hope Hawkins, a successful and prolific author of fiction and drama. The son of a school headmaster, Hope was born in London in 1863. While practicing law, Hope also experimented with creative writing, and he published his first novel, a political satire entitled A Man of Mark, at his own expense in 1890. With the publication of his most famous novel, The Prisoner of Zenda, in 1894, Hope abandoned his legal career to write full-time, penning the short story collection, The Heart of Princess Osra (1896), and the Zenda sequel, Rupert of Hentzau (1898). Throughout his productive life, Hope published a wide variety of fiction, in areas ranging from the light domestic comedy of The Dolly Dialogues (1894) to the more serious fiction of Simon Dole (1889). He died on July 8, 1933.

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