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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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he dashing and adventurous Lord Lynborough decides to give up his post in the Grenadier Guards in order to write his autobiography. And so he travels to the magnificent castle at Scarsmoor to take up residence. But little does he realise that trouble is not far away. This trouble comes in the shape of the beautiful Helena Vittoria Maria Antonia, Marchesa di San Servolo. When Lynborough learns that the volatile but charming Helena has closed his Beach Path, he is determined to retain his right of way. Passions flare as the tension between the two surly young rivals become all too apparent and Lord Lynborough and the Marchesa engage in a heated battle for ?­Helena?­s Path?.

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