Zenda

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The Prisoner of Zenda (Zenda 1) Publisher's Summary

"The Prisoner of Zenda" is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. The king of the fictional country of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus unable to attend the ceremony. Political forces are such that in order for the king to retain his crown his coronation must go forward. An English gentleman on holiday who fortuitously resembles the monarch, is persuaded to act as his political decoy in an attempt to save the situation.

The books were extremely popular and inspired a new genre of Ruritanian romance, including the "Graustark" novels by George Barr McCutcheon.
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  • Book 1

    • The Prisoner of Zenda (Zenda 1)

    • By: Anthony Hope
    • Narrated by: Andy Minter
    • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    "The Prisoner of Zenda" is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. The king of the fictional country of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus unable to attend the ceremony. Political forces are such that in order for the king to retain his crown his coronation must go forward. An English gentleman on holiday who fortuitously resembles the monarch, is persuaded to act as his political decoy in an attempt to save the situation.

    Regular price: $9.20

    • The Prisoner of Zenda (Zenda 1)

    • By: Anthony Hope
    • Narrated by: Stanley Green
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    "The Prisoner of Zenda" 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 effort to save the unstable political situation of the interregnum... Of course, complications along the way, plots and counter-plots will follow.

    Regular price: $7.12

  • Book 2

    • Rupert of Hentzau (Zenda 2)

    • By: Anthony Hope
    • Narrated by: Andy Minter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Rupert of Hentzau is a sequel by Anthony Hope to "The Prisoner of Zenda", written in 1895, but not published until 1898. This story commences three years after the conclusion of Zenda, and deals with the same fictional country somewhere in Germanic Middle Europe, the kingdom of Ruritania.

    Regular price: $8.91

    • Rupert of Hentzau (Zenda 2)

    • By: Anthony Hope
    • Narrated by: Stanley Green
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    The story takes place in a fictional country somewhere in Germanic Middle Europe, the kingdom of Ruritania. There is Rudolf Elphberg, the dissolute absolute monarch of Ruritania; Rudolf Rassendyll, the English gentleman who had acted as his political decoy, being his distant cousin and look alike; Flavia, the princess, now queen; Rupert of Hentzau, the dashing well-born villain; Fritz von Tarlenheim, the loyal courtier. Queen Flavia, dutifully but unhappily married to her cousin Rudolf V, writes to her true love Rudolf Rassendyll.

    Regular price: $7.12