The Prisoner of Zenda

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  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-22
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Generations of readers have thrilled to this swashbuckling novel's tale of mistaken identity, court intrigue, a star-crossed romance, and a daring rescue. When an evil prince plots to steal the Ruritanian throne and kidnaps his elder brother, a look-alike is persuaded to stand in for the rightful king. English nobleman Rudolph Rassendyll must successfully impersonate the monarch, assist in the prisoner's liberation from the Castle of Zenda — and come to terms with his growing attraction to Princess Flavia, the king's betrothed, who remains unaware of his true identity.
A favorite of adventure lovers of all ages, Anthony Hope's gripping story spawned legions of imitations and inspired the literary genre known as the Ruritanian romance. Repeatedly adapted for stage and screen, this classic continues to enchant audiences with its tales of derring-do.

Table of Contents

I. The Rassendylls--with a Word on the Elphbergs
II. Concerning the Colour of Men's Hair
III. A Merry Evening with a Distant Relative
IV. The King Keeps His Appointment
V. The Adventures of an Understudy
VI. The Secret of a Cellar
VII. His Majesty Sleeps in Strelsau
VIII. A Fair Cousin and a Dark Brother
IX. A New Use for a Tea Table
X. A Great Chance for a Villain
XI. Hunting a Very Big Boar
XII. I Receive a Visitor and Bait a Hook
XIII. An Improvement on Jacob's Ladder
XIV. A Night Outside the Castle
XV. I Talk With a Tempter
XVI. A Desperate Plan
XVII. Young Rupert's Midnight Diversions
XVIII. The Forcing of the Trap
XIX. Face to Face in the Forest
XX. The Prisoner and the King
XXI. If Love Were All!
XXII. Present, Past--and Future?

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