Rudolf must return to the troubled kingdom to defeat Hentzau, where he is embroiled once more in a world of deception, intrigue, deadly swordfights and torn loyalties. With the stakes higher than ever, will he pay the ultimate price?
Deliciously feisty and exuberant, Arabella Tallant is one of Georgette Heyer's most memorable and engaging heroines
Daughter of a modest country clergyman, Arabella Tallant is on her way to London when her carriage breaks down outside the hunting lodge of the wealthy Mr. Robert Beaumaris. Her pride stung when she overhears a remark of her host's, Arabella pretends to be an heiress, a pretense that deeply amuses the jaded Beau. To counter her white lie, Beaumaris launches her into high society and thereby subjects her to all kinds of fortune hunters and other embarrassments.
When compassionate Arabella rescues such unfortunate creatures as a mistreated chimney sweep and a mixed-breed mongrel, she foists them upon Beaumaris, who finds he rather enjoys the role of rescuer and is soon given the opportunity to prove his worth in the person of Arabella's impetuous young brother...
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Set in the fictional country of Ruritania, The Prisoner of Zenda tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyll, identical cousin to King Rudolf of Ruritania, who must stand in for the king at his coronation when a plot to steal the crown leaves the king drugged and unable to attend. Rudolf must foil the plans of the king’s brother, Prince Michael, and when the king is kidnapped and taken to a castle in Zenda, Rudolf must overcome the plots of the prince’s mistress and his henchman in order to rescue him.
Anthony Hope’s swashbuckling adventure is held up as his greatest work of fiction and sparked its own genre, Ruritanian romance, named after the fictional country in which the story is set.
Regarded by many critics as the finest adventure story ever written -- and certainly one of the most popular -- The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyl, a dashing English gentleman who bears an uncanny resemblance to the ruler of the fictional kingdom of Ruritania. Rassendyl masquerades as the king in order to save the country from a treacherous plot and secures the release of the wronged prisoner. In the process he wins the heart of the beautiful princess Flavia, but ultimately surrenders the crown and the hand of his beloved princess to the rightful ruler.
Rupert of Hentzau, which ends in tragedy rather than triumph, is the darker, more problematic sequel to The Prisoner of Zenda. Full of swash-buckling feats of heroism as well as witty irony, these adventure tales are also wonderfully executed satires on late nineteenth-century European politics.
* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Hope’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the famous novels and other texts
* 29 novels, with individual contents tables
* Includes rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including LUCINDA
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the Edwardian texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
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* Includes Hope’s rare war essays – available in no other collection
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
Please note: due to US copyright restrictions, Hope’s last novel ‘Little Tiger’ and his autobiography ‘Memories and Notes’ cannot appear in this edition. When the texts become available in your public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.
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A MAN OF MARK
MR WITT’S WIDOW
A CHANGE OF AIR
HALF A HERO
THE GOD IN THE CAR
THE INDISCRETION OF THE DUCHESS
THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
THE CHRONICLES OF COUNT ANTONIO
THE HEART OF PRINCESS OSRA
RUPERT OF HENTZAU
THE KING’S MIRROR
TRISTRAM OF BLENT
THE INTRUSIONS OF PEGGY
A SERVANT OF THE PUBLIC
SOPHY OF KRAVONIA
THE GREAT MISS DRIVER
MRS MAXON PROTESTS
A YOUNG MAN’S YEAR
THE SECRET OF THE TOWER
BEAUMAROY HOME FROM THE WARS
The Short Story Collections
SPORT ROYAL AND OTHER STORIES
THE DOLLY DIALOGUES
COMEDIES OF COURTSHIP
TALES OF TWO PEOPLE
The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
DIALOGUE: A LECTURE
THE NEW (GERMAN) TESTAMENT: SOME TEXTS AND A COMMENTARY
MILITARISM, GERMAN AND BRITISH
WHY ITALY IS WITH THE ALLIES
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