The Prisoner of Zenda

Anthony HOPE (1863 - 1933)


The Prisoner of Zenda tells the story of Rudolf Rassendyll, an English gentleman on holiday in Ruritania, a country not a thousand miles from Bavaria. There, by reason of his resemblance to the King of Ruritania he becomes involved in saving the King’s Life and his Throne from the King’s dastardly brother and his allies. Woods, moated castles, pomp, swordplay, gallantry, villainy and a beautiful princess. What story could ask for more? (Summary by Andy Minter)

The sequel Rupert of Hentzau is also available as a LIbriVox recording.

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Rassendylls with a Word on the Elphbergs Andy Minter
00:13:41
Play 02 Concerning the Colour of Men's Hair Andy Minter
00:14:33
Play 03 A Merry Evening with a Distant Relative Andy Minter
00:17:24
Play 04 The King Keeps his Appointment Andy Minter
00:13:34
Play 05 The Adventures of an Understudy Andy Minter
00:15:29
Play 06 The Secret of a Cellar Andy Minter
00:14:25
Play 07 His Majesty Sleeps in Strelsau Andy Minter
00:14:06
Play 08 A Fair Cousin and a Dark Brother Andy Minter
00:17:23
Play 09 A New Use for a Tea-Table Andy Minter
00:17:10
Play 10 A Great Chance for a Villain Andy Minter
00:16:30
Play 11 Hunting a Very Big Boar Andy Minter
00:17:27
Play 12 I Receive a Visitor and Bait a Hook Andy Minter
00:15:13
Play 13 An Improvement on Jacob's Ladder Andy Minter
00:16:07
Play 14 A Night Outside the Castle Andy Minter
00:15:18
Play 15 I Talk with a Tempter Andy Minter
00:16:37
Play 16 A Desperate Plan Andy Minter
00:15:17
Play 17 Young Rupert's Midnight Diversions Andy Minter
00:14:54
Play 18 The Forcing of the Trap Andy Minter
00:13:12
Play 19 Face to Face in the Forest Andy Minter
00:14:25
Play 20 The Prisoner and the King Andy Minter
00:17:11
Play 21 If Love Were All! Andy Minter
00:16:44
Play 22 Present, Past--and Future? Andy Minter
00:15:49