This rip-roaring, 19th century adventure yarn by Anthony Hope tells us the adventure of Rudolph Rassendyll, who, thanks to his bearing an uncanny likeness to his distant relative Crown Prince Rudolph of Ruritania, is forced to swap places with him in order to secure the throne from Black Michael the usurper. What follows is a fast paced adventure, replete with daring do, romance and heroism. Narrated by Michael Ward
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About Anthony Hope
Anthony Hope (1863–1933) is the pseudonym of Anthony Hope Hawkins, a successful and prolific author of fiction and drama. The son of a school headmaster, Hope was born in London in 1863. While practicing law, Hope experimented with creative writing, publishing his first novel in 1890. With the publication of his most famous novel, The Prisoner of Zenda, in 1894, Hope abandoned his career in law to write full time. Throughout his productive life, Hope published a wide variety of works, ranging from light comedy to serious fiction.