Anthony Hope





Anthony Hope

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born
in Clapton, London, The United Kingdom
February 09, 1863

died
July 08, 1933

gender
male

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Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope was an English novelist and playwright. Although he was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels, he is remembered best for only two books: The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau (1898). These works, "minor classics" of English literature,[2] are set in the contemporaneous fictional country of Ruritania and spawned the genre known as Ruritanian romance. Zenda has inspired many adaptations, most notably the 1937 Hollywood movie of the same name.


Average rating: 3.86 · 11,688 ratings · 594 reviews · 72 distinct works · Similar authors
The Prisoner of Zenda
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 10,338 ratings — published 1894 — 217 editions
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Rupert of Hentzau
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 698 ratings — published 1898 — 77 editions
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The Prisoner of Zenda & Rup...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 278 ratings — published 1894 — 11 editions
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The Heart of Princess Osra
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1896 — 14 editions
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The Indiscretion of the Duc...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1894 — 24 editions
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Phroso
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1897 — 22 editions
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Simon Dale
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1897 — 25 editions
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Sophy of Kravonia
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1906 — 11 editions
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Dolly Dialogues
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1894 — 43 editions
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The King's Mirror
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1898 — 13 editions
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“For my part, if a man must needs be a knave I would have him a debonair knave... It makes your sin no worse as I conceive, to do it à la mode and stylishly.”
Anthony Hope, The Prisoner of Zenda

“I have an income nearly sufficient for my wants (no one's income is ever quite sufficient, you know).”
Anthony Hope, The Prisoner of Zenda

“There are moments when I dare not think of it, but there are others when I rise in spirit to where she ever dwells; then I can thank God that I love the noblest lady in the world, the most gracious and beautiful, and that there was nothing in my love that made her fall short in her high duty.”
Anthony Hope, The Prisoner of Zenda
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