The prisoner of Zenda
The Prisoner of Zenda , English original title The Prisoner of Zenda , is an adventure novel published in 1894 by the British author Anthony Hope . The novel was a bestseller, not only in Great Britain, but also in the rest of Europe and the United States, and founded the later very popular genre of “ ruritan romance ”. In 1898 Hope published a sequel under the title Rupert von Hentzau .
Rudolf Rassendyll, a curious young Englishman, travels to the fictional country of Ruritania (which is roughly in Moravia ) to see the king's coronation there. Rassendyll looks very much like the king - due to an affair with one of the king's ancestors. This leads to a series of mix-ups and ultimately to the rescue of the king in a conspiracy.
- 1913: The Prisoner of Zenda - USA - Director: Hugh Ford, Edwin S. Porter
- 1915: The Prisoner of Zenda - UK - Director: George Loane Tucker
- 1922: The Prisoner of Zenda ( The Prisoner of Zenda ) - USA - Director: Rex Ingram - with Lewis Stone and Ramon Novarro
- 1937: The Prisoner of Zenda ( The Prisoner of Zenda ) - USA - Director: John Cromwell - with Ronald Colman and Madeleine Carroll
- 1952: In the shadow of the crown ( The Prisoner of Zenda ) - USA - Director: Richard Thorpe - with Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr
- 1979: Der Gefangene von Zenda ( The Prisoner of Zenda ) - USA - Director: Richard Quine - with Peter Sellers and Elke Sommer
- 1984: The Prisoner of Zenda - UK - Director: Leonard Lewis - BBC two-part television film
- 1988: The Prisoner of Zenda - Australia - animated film
- 1996: Grab the doppelganger! ( Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. ) - USA - Director: Stefan Scaini - Movie made for TV with Jonathan Jackson and William Shatner
- The Prisoner of Zenda . JW Arrowsmith, Bristol 1894 (first edition).
- The Prisoner of Zenda . With an introduction by Geoffrey Household . Dent, London 1984, ISBN 0460022725 .
- The Prisoner of Zenda . Edited and introduced by Tony Watkins. Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York 1994, ISBN 978-0-19-955528-4 .
- The Prisoner of Zenda: Romantic Tale . German by Clarence Sherwood. German publishing company, Stuttgart 1898.
- The prisoner of Zenda . German by Ronald M. Hahn . Ullstein, Berlin 1987. ISBN 3-548-21067-8 .
- Jopi Nyman: Under English Eyes: Constructions of Europe in Early Twentieth-Century British Fiction . Rodopi, Amsterdam 2000, ISBN 9042015721 .
- S. Gorley Putt: The Prisoner of 'The Prisoner of Zenda': Anthony Hope and the Novel of Society . In: Essays in Criticism 6, 1956, pp. 38-59.
- Raymond P. Wallace: Cardboard Kingdoms . In: San Jose Studies 13, 1987, pp. 23-34.