The Prisoner Of Zenda (The Ruritania Trilogy #2) (Vintage 1994 Edition)
Author: Anthony Hope
Goodreads Rating: 3.85
Publisher: Puffin Classics
English gentleman Rudolf Rassendyll arrives in the country of Ruritania on the eve of King Rudolf the Fifth’s coronation. That night, the king is abducted and held prisoner in a castle in the small town of Zenda. Rassendyll, who bears an uncanny resemblance to the monarch, is persuaded to impersonate him in order to stop his villainous half-brother, Prince Michael, from seizing the throne. Determined to rescue the king and restore him to his rightful place, Rassendyll attempts to free him, but can he defeat the dastardly Count Rupert of Hentzau who stands in his way?
A swashbuckling adventure that never takes itself too seriously, Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda is packed with intrigue, backstabbing, bravery and romance.