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New York. Henry Holt and Company. 1894.

1896 edition.

Handwritten note

To Rev. Mr. Chute
With J.B.Adams Regards,
April 18th, 1898

(side note, I purchased this from the great grand daughter of Rev.Mr. Chute)


226 pp. Hardcover. Bound in tan cloth. Interior with page yellowing, a small tear at top of title page.

Covers with general wear but in good shape

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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 his own coronation.

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 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, including the Graustark novels by George Barr McCutcheon.


Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope (9 February 1863 - 8 July 1933), was an English novelist and playwright. Although he was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels, he is remembered best for only two books: The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau (1898). These works, "minor classics" of English literature, are set in the contemporaneous fictional country of Ruritania and spawned the genre known as Ruritanian romance.

Zenda has inspired many, most notably the 1937 Hollywood movie of the same name.
New York. Henry Holt and Company. 1894.

1896 edition.

Handwritten note

To Rev. Mr. Chute
With J.B.Adams Regards,
April 18th, 1898

(side note, I purchased this from the great grand daughter of Rev.Mr. Chute)


226 pp. Hardcover. Bound in tan cloth. Interior with page yellowing, a small tear at top of title page.

Covers with general wear but in good shape

.
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 his own coronation.

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 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, including the Graustark novels by George Barr McCutcheon.


Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope (9 February 1863 - 8 July 1933), was an English novelist and playwright. Although he was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels, he is remembered best for only two books: The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau (1898). These works, "minor classics" of English literature, are set in the contemporaneous fictional country of Ruritania and spawned the genre known as Ruritanian romance.

Zenda has inspired many, most notably the 1937 Hollywood movie of the same name.

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