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Rupert of Hentzau

from the Memoirs of Fritz Von Tarlenheim

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Author: Anthony Hope (Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins)
Published: 1898
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,775 / 233 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 3,761 3621
Genres: Adventure, Audiobook

This is a sequel to the famous "Prisoner of Zenda," already published in the Nelson Library. It tells of the end of the long vendetta between young Rupert of Hentzau and the Englishman, Rudolph Rassendyll. It is needless to praise a book which, with its predecessor, has been recognized as one of the greatest of modern romances.

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her, and he was rejoiced to find that the weapon put into his hand had a double edge; with one he hoped to cut his own path clear; with the other, to wound the man he hated through the woman whom that man loved. In fine, the Count of Hentzau, shrewdly discerning the feeling that existed between the queen and Rudolf Rassendyll, set his spies to work, and was rewarded by discovering the object of my yearly meetings with Mr. Rassendyll. At least he conjectured the nature of my errand; this was enough for him. Head and hand were soon busy in turning the knowledge to account; scruples of the heart never stood in Rupert's way.

The marriage which had set all Ruritania on fire with joy and formed in the people's eyes the visible triumph over Black Michael and his fellow-conspirators was now three years old. For three years the Princess Flavia had been queen. I am come by now to the age when a man should look out on life with an eye undimmed by the mists of passion. My love-making days are over; yet there is no

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 3 reviews: ****

This book is the sequel to "Prisoner of Zenda" and brings back many of the same characters as they continue with plots and counter-plots against each other. Although I enjoyed "Prisoner", I had trouble getting through "Rupert". Did every character in this book take an overdose of stupid pills? The plot is simply too contrived to be taken seriously.

Sandeep Gohar

This book is one of my favourite . I liked it much better then prisOner of zenda . I do re read it once in few years and the craze is same as the one I read first time .


An thrilling tale. If you like a book about adventure, love and with a master plot; read this book. Even better then The Prisoner of Zenda!



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