The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
There's a handsome young man about town in London, whose unusual good looks hint about a scandalous ancestry. On a visit to a tiny East European principality, he decides to take a walk through a dense forest. He falls asleep under a tree and is discovered by the king and his entourage who are out hunting. Both are stunned by their startling resemblance to each other. The king who is days away from his grand coronation invites the Englishman back to his castle and here the visitor becomes embroiled in a sinister plot to overthrow the monarch and usurp the throne. The Prisoner of Zenda – Being the History of Three Months in the Life of an English Gentleman (to give the book its original and complete title) by Anthony Hope, is probably one of the best known and most filmed adventure classics of all time. It has been adapted for stage, set to music, transformed into an opera, and performed on radio and television. Written at a time when innumerable little kingdoms dotted the map of pre-… Source:
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