16 Works in Zenda Novels - Anthony Hope

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    Opera has always presented a more overt demand for suspension of disbelief than most other dramatic forms, and never more so than with its ongoing fascination with plots based on hanahaki disease. The middle of the nineteenth century saw the emergence of this tidy, sentimental metaphor for tuberculosis – a gory, unpleasant and all too real ailment – and it has lingered ever since. Blood was replaced with roses, hacking coughs with immaculate arias, lingering deaths with graceful swoons.

    Chapter 1: Violetta, o, la traviata (Giuseppe Verdi and F. M. Piave)
    Chapter 2: Michael of Strelsau (Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan and Julian Sturgis)

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    The Duchess of Olmeda admired Princess Osra; she pitied Princess Osra; she despised Princess Osra.

    And she loved Princess Osra.

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    Rudolf Rassendyll met a man who looked exactly like him in the forest of Zenda. That man was the King of Ruritania, and we all know what happened next.

    But what if the Duke's men had found the King's double first?

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    Two years have passed since the events of The Blood of the Hentzaus. Maria Hentzau is dead. Georg is on the throne of Ruritania. And Elisabeth von Tarlenheim is bored.

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    Princess Osra faces the enemy forces.

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    The slightly scandalous re-telling of three scenes from Prisoner of Zenda, where some of the subtext has become text.

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    Madame de Mauban is not at home.

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    Five times Rudolf Rassendyll applied his family motto to his own affairs

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    And then I just chundered everywah...

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    With the help of Holmes, Watson resolves the problem he encountered while writing fan fiction for the Zenda series of novels.

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    After Zenda, Rudolf winters in Paris, encounters two old friends, and, more importantly, one old ally.

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    1891. It is sixteen years since Mr Rassendyll first set foot in Ruritania, and thirteen since the events described in Rupert of Hentzau. It is twelve years since Queen Flavia was crowned monarch of Ruritania in her own right. Elisabeth, beloved only daughter of Fritz and Helga von Tarlenheim, is growing up in a peaceful and prosperous country. In Ruritania, however, one can only be sure of two things: that the Hentzaus fear nothing, and that, if there is a plot, the Tarlenheims are in it up to the neck.

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    Mysterious Englishmen, red-haired strangers... Fritz has doubts about the latest visitors to Ruritania.

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    What if Doctor John Watson, unhappy in his own relationship, was the first person to write fan fiction - about two of his favourite characters, Rassendyll and Rupert, from the books ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ and ‘Rupert of Hentzau’? And what if Holmes read the romance...?

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    The Count of Luzau-Rischenheim, I am sorry to say, was entirely under Rupert's thumb.

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    We glared at each other, at dagger points over our mutual betrayal by that charming, oh so charming, cad.

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