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The Prisoner of Zenda is a historical adventure novel, published in 1894, written by Anthony Hope. It was extremely popular, leading to Hope writing a lesser-known, and less popular prequel, The Heart of Princess Osra and a far more famous sequel, Rupert of Hentzau.

Wealthy young Rudolf Rassendyll visits Ruritania looking for action and amusement – and is suddenly involved in adventures beyond his wildest dreams. He is the exact look-alike of the King of the country; and when the King is in desperate danger, there is only one thing to be done – for Rudolf to become the King himself...

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Reasonably good, but I didn't much like the way the main character falls in love.


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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 13+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 12+

Violence, in the form of sword fighting, shooting etc. Not graphic.

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