Anthony Hope

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Anthony Hope Hawkins

Anthony Hope was the pseudonym of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins (born February 9, 1863 in London , † July 8, 1933 ), a British lawyer and writer .

Anthony Hope was a son of the Reverend Edward Connerford Hawkins, an Anglican clergyman, and Jane Isabella Grahame. He graduated from Oxford University in 1885 with a first-class degree and became a lawyer in London. He married in 1903 and had two sons and a daughter. During the First World War he worked in the Ministry of Information . In 1918 he was knighted for his services during the war.

His first book was A Man of Mark (1890), later he wrote The Dolly Dialogues (1894). He had the greatest success with The Prisoner of Zenda (Eng. " The prisoner of Zenda "). He then wrote Rupert of Henzau (1898) and many other books.


  • Sir Charles Mallet: Anthony Hope and His Books . Hutchinson, London 1935.

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