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In the fictional country of Ruritania, Prince Michael drugs and abducts his brother, King Rudolf, on the eve of Rudolf's coronation. With the help the king's cousin, who closely resembles Rudolf, the king's men are able to prevent Michael from assuming the throne himself, while fighting to restore the rightful king.
Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda was enormously influential, and inspired a new genre—the Ruritanian romance—as well a number of sequels and adaptations in both print and on screen.
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The Prisoner of Zenda is widely entertaining and constructed to perfection. Review by Luke Thorne ★★★★★ John Cromwell's Oscar-nominated adventure in which an Englishman must impersonate when a rightful monarch is kidnapped.
The Prisoner of Zenda is a 1952 film version of the 1894 novel of the same name by Anthony Hope and a remake of the 1937 film version and the 1922 silent version as well.
Throughout his productive life, Hope published a wide variety of fiction, in areas ranging from the light domestic comedy of The Dolly Dialogues ...
The Prisoner of Zenda is a swashbuckling tale of honour and chivalry. It became an immediate bestseller when it was published, and was read and enjoyed by all sections .