English gentleman, Rupert Rassendyll, arrives in the kingdom of Ruritania on the eve of King Rudolf’s coronation. That night the king is abducted and held prisoner in a castle in the small town of Zenda. Rupert, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Rudolf, is persuaded to impersonate the King in order to stop the king’s brother, Prince Michael, from seizing the throne. Rupert is determined to rescue the King but can he defeat the dastardly villain, Rupert of Hentzau?
A swashbuckling adventure that never takes itself too seriously, The Prisoner of Zenda is packed with intrigue, backstabbing, bravery and romance.
This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition features an afterword by children’s author, Philip Ardagh.
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