The Henchmen of Zenda

The Henchmen of Zenda

Jasper Detchard is a disgraced British officer, now selling his blade to the highest bidder.

Author: Kj Charles

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ISBN: 191268800X

Category: Fiction

Page: 196

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Jasper Detchard is a disgraced British officer, now selling his blade to the highest bidder. Currently that's Michael Elphberg, half-brother to the King of Ruritania. Michael wants the throne for himself, and Jasper is one of the scoundrels he hires to help him take it. But when Michael makes his move, things don't go entirely to plan-and the penalty for treason is death. Rupert of Hentzau is Michael's newest addition to his sinister band of henchmen. Charming, lethal, and intolerably handsome, Rupert is out for his own ends-which seem to include getting Jasper into bed. But Jasper needs to work out what Rupert's really up to amid a maelstrom of plots, swordfights, scheming, impersonation, desire, betrayal, and murder. Nobody can be trusted. Everyone has a secret. And love is the worst mistake you can make. A retelling of the swashbuckling classic The Prisoner of Zenda from a very different point of view.
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Ruritania

Ruritania

A Cultural History, from the Prisoner of Zenda to the Princess Diaries Nicholas Daly. love and honour, he strives to rescue the King from the Castle of Zenda, clashing with the ruthless Rupert of Hentzau, Michael's most able henchman.

Author: Nicholas Daly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198836605

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Page: 272

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This is a book about the long cultural shadow cast by a single bestselling novel, Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda (1894), which introduced Ruritania, a colourful pocket kingdom. In this swashbuckling tale, Englishman Rudolf Rassendyll impersonates the king of Ruritania to foil a coup, but faces a dilemma when he falls for the lovely Princess Flavia. Hope's novel inspired stage and screen adaptations, place names, and even a board game, but it also launched a whole new subgenre, the "Ruritanian romance". The new form offered swordplay, royal romance, and splendid uniforms and gowns in such settings as Alasia, Balaria, and Cadonia. This study explores both the original appeal of The Prisoner of Zenda, and the extraordinary longevity and adaptability of the Ruritanian formula, which, it is argued, has been rooted in a lingering fascination with royalty, and the pocket kingdom's capacity to hold a looking glass up to Britain and later the United States. Individual chapters look at Hope's novel and its stage and film adaptations; at the forgotten American versions of Ruritania; at the chocolate-box principalities of the musical stage; at Cold War reworkings of the formula; and at Ruritania's recent reappearance in young adult fiction and made-for-television Christmas movies. The adventures of Ruritania have involved a diverse list of contributors, including John Buchan, P.G Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, Vladimir Nabokov, and Ian Fleming among the writers; Sigmund Romberg and Ivor Novello among the composers; Erich Von Stroheim and David O. Selznick among the film-makers; and Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Peter Ustinov, Peter Sellers, and Anne Hathaway among the performers.
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Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction 1880 1915

Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction  1880   1915

Later in three pages he kills three men, all henchmen of Black Michael's retinue. ... Rassendyll returns to become an English gentleman again, but his role-playing at Zenda has given him a gift: 'It was only I, Rudolf Rassendyll, ...

Author: Professor Joseph A Kestner

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409475729

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Making use of recent masculinity theories, Joseph A. Kestner sheds new light on Victorian and Edwardian adventure fiction. Beginning with works published in the 1880s, when writers like H. Rider Haggard took inspiration from the First Boer War and the Zulu War, Kestner engages tales involving initiation and rites of passage, experiences with the non-Western Other, colonial contexts, and sexual encounters. Canonical authors such as R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Olive Schreiner are examined alongside popular writers like A.E.W. Mason, W.H. Hudson and John Buchan, providing an expansive picture of the crisis of masculinity that pervades adventure texts during the period.
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The Prisoner Of Zenda

The Prisoner Of Zenda

He is thrown into a series of adventures beyond his wildest dreams and his own life is in danger as he tries to outwit the Duke and his evil henchmen , including the ruthless and fearless young Rupert Hentzau .

Author: Anthony Hope

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 8178621827

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Page: 148

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The Prizoner of Zenda has remained a popular novel for over a hundred years and the land of Ruritania has now taken its place on the map of English fiction and has inspired countless imitations in both literature and films.
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The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda

This adventure novel tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyll, younger brother of the Earl of Burlesdon and a distant cousin of Rudolf V, the new King of Ruritania.

Author: Anthony Hope

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ISBN: 1974521222

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Page: 194

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This adventure novel tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyll, younger brother of the Earl of Burlesdon and a distant cousin of Rudolf V, the new King of Ruritania. King Rudolf is a hard-drinking, feckless playboy, unpopular with the common people, but supported by the aristocracy. When Rudolf is abducted and imprisoned on the order of the Duke of Streslau, Rassendyll has to impersonate the King at his coronation. There are various plots and counter-plots, with the schemings of the Duke's mistress Antoinette de Mauban, and of the villainous henchman Rupert of Hentzau, complicated by Rassendyll's romance with Princess Flavia, the King's betrothed.
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The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda

This adventure novel tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyll, younger brother of the Earl of Burlesdon and a distant cousin of Rudolf V, the new King of Ruritania.

Author: Anthony Hope

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798590554171

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Page: 146

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This adventure novel tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyll, younger brother of the Earl of Burlesdon and a distant cousin of Rudolf V, the new King of Ruritania. King Rudolf is a hard-drinking, feckless playboy, unpopular with the common people, but supported by the aristocracy. When Rudolf is abducted and imprisoned on the order of the Duke of Streslau, Rassendyll has to impersonate the King at his coronation. There are various plots and counter-plots, with the schemings of the Duke's mistress Antoinette de Mauban, and of the villainous henchman Rupert of Hentzau, complicated by Rassendyll's romance with Princess Flavia, the King's betrothed.
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The Qoran

The Qoran

... الى ان يعاينوا نصرة الله المؤمنين او يشاهدوا الساعة ومقدماتها ـ فان قلت حتى هذه ما هي ـ قلت هي اللتي تحكى بعدها . ... اومنفعة من قولهم ليس لهذا الامر مرة و هل يرد بكاي زندا ـ فان قلت كيف قيل خير ثواباً كان امفاخراتهم ثوابا حتى يجعل ...

Author: Maḥmūd Ibn-ʻUmar az- Zamaḫšarī

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10210810

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Page: 842

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The Prisoner of Zenda

The Prisoner of Zenda

Anthony Hope's swashbuckling adventure is held up as his greatest work of fiction and sparked its own genre, Ruritanian romance, named after the fictional country in which the story is set.

Author: Anthony Hope

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ISBN: 9798737951245

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Page: 194

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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Set in the fictional country of Ruritania, The Prisoner of Zenda tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyll, identical cousin to King Rudolf of Ruritania, who must stand in for the king at his coronation when a plot to steal the crown leaves the king drugged and unable to attend. Rudolf must foil the plans of the king's brother, Prince Michael, and when the king is kidnapped and taken to a castle in Zenda, Rudolf must overcome the plots of the prince's mistress and his henchman in order to rescue him. Anthony Hope's swashbuckling adventure is held up as his greatest work of fiction and sparked its own genre, Ruritanian romance, named after the fictional country in which the story is set.
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The Prisoner of Zenda Illustrated

The Prisoner of Zenda Illustrated

Unable to tell her the truth, he sets out to rescue the king. The novel and it's use of a fictional Eastern European country, gave rise to a genre called 'Ruritanian Romances'.

Author: Anthony Hope

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ISBN: 9798708895356

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Page: 206

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The Prisoner of Zenda is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, first published in 1894. Set in the fictional country of Ruritania, it tells the story of the King, who is unable to attend his coronation ceremony because he has been drugged by his younger half-brother, the Duke of Strelsau. It is imperative that the king attends however, in order to retain his crown. He can't though, because he is imprisoned in a castle in a town called Zenda, while the Duke schemes to take his place, helped along by his mistress, Antoinette de Mauban, and his henchman, Count Rupert of Hentzau. Attendants at the palace persuade a distant cousin, who closely resembles the king, to stand in as a decoy - trying to thwart the Duke's attempt to steal power. The cousin agrees but complications set in, when he falls in love with the king's betrothed, Princess Flavia. Unable to tell her the truth, he sets out to rescue the king. The novel and it's use of a fictional Eastern European country, gave rise to a genre called 'Ruritanian Romances'.
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