(1863 - 1933)
Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope (February 9, 1863 – July 8, 1933), was an English novelist and playwright. Although he was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels, he is remembered best for two books: The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau (1898). These works, “minor classics” of English literature, 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.
The Dolly Dialogues (1894)
Short stories of fin de siecle London society. Read for free online at Internet Archive.
The Prisoner of Zenda (1894)
Rudolf Rassendyll, proper English gentleman, bears an uncanny resemblance to his distant cousin King Rudolf V of Ruritania, and thereby hangs a tale. Read online at Hathitrust.
Rupert of Hentzau (1898)
Rudolph Rassendyll is called on to impersonate the King of Ruritania once more in this sequel to The Prisoner of Zenda. Read online at archive.org.