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Long Live the King

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
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Published (first published December 1st 1999)
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Well worth the effort to find and read. it's free as well. A Ruritanian Romance that was recommended to me. I am on a writing kick to create some Ruritanian fiction.

The book opens with the tale through the eyes of a near ten year old boy so we at first think that this will be a childrens tale. It has many elements of such, but then there are adventure elements as well for an adult to appreciate also.

As with some Ruritania tales, the rest of true Europe is obscured, but we have a neighboring ene
I would give this 2 1/2 stars. This was my least favorite of the pre-1920 novels of Mary Roberts Rinehart. It's a Ruritanian tale with an unclear focus. There's the requisite princess who is supposed to marry against her heart's desire, the noble-but-socially-beneath-her young man who is supposed to save the day, and there's the Prince who may not ascend to the throne if his enemies have their way. In short, it has many of the elements of Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda, but the point of vi ...more
Millie Chidester
Right after I finished reading "K," which I found delightful, I decided to try another by this author. Judging by the title, I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. I loved the author's portrayal of the lonely little heir to the throne, and his interactions with--and his concerns for--those who ordered his life.
It took me awhile to read this -- political intrigue -- in two fantasy countries in Europe -- revolutionaries wanted to do away with a kingdom for a republic -- a plot to kidnap the Crown Prince -- all in all, I'm not sure if I enjoyed it. I definitely will not read it again.
Fun, but dated sort of old-fashioned romance and adventure about the heir to a mythical European kingdom and the various intrigues around the palace. I liked it, but I skimmed quite a bit. Reminded me of The Prince and the Pauper.
Carol Ann
This could have been a sweet story, if Miss Rinehart had shortened it by 100+ pages. I have a number of her books downloaded on my kindle. I will try one more and see if this mistake is a one shot deal.
I started this ebook back in December of 2012, and I had a hard time getting into the book, not my kind of book, it wasn't bad just not my cup of tea is all..
I didn't enjoy this book of Mary Roberts Rinehart as much as I've enjoyed other books of hers that I've read.
This book brought tears to my eyes on more than one occasion.
Definitely not all of her books were written equal.
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Mary Roberts Rinehart (August 12, 1876-September 22, 1958) was a prolific author often called the American Agatha Christie. She is considered the source of the phrase "The butler did it", although she did not actually use the phrase herself, and also considered to have invented the "Had-I-But-Known" school of mystery writing.

Rinehart wrote hundreds of short stories, poems, travelogues and special
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