Anthony Hope

1863 - 1933

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Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins (9 February 1863 – 8 July 1933), better known as Anthony Hope, was a British novelist and playwright. He was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels but he is remembered predominantly for only two books: The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau (1898). These works, "minor classics" of English literature, are set in the contemporaneous fictional country of Ruritania and spawned the genre known as Ruritanian romance, books set in fictional European locales similar to the novels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony Hope has received more than 239,111 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Anthony Hope is the 4,253rd most popular writer (down from 4,173rd in 2019), the 3,042nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,068th in 2019) and the 341st most popular British Writer.

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  • 24

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  • 3.23

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Notable Works

The Prisoner of Zenda
Fiction, Impostors and imposture, British
An adventure novel, originally published in 1894, set in the fictitious European Kingdom of Ruritania. An English tourist is persuaded to impersonate the new king after he is abducted before he can be crowned. This act draws upon him the wrath of the Prince who has had the king abducted and his partner in crime the villainous Rupert of Hentzau.
Rupert of Hentzau
Adventure and adventurers, Fiction, Literature
The Indiscretion of the Duchess
The Secret of the Tower
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The Dolly dialogues
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A Man of Mark
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Among writers, Anthony Hope ranks 4,253 out of 7,302Before him are Valerian Pidmohylny, Gabriela Adameșteanu, Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset, Carmen de Burgos, Bel Kaufman, and Hwang Sok-yong. After him are Titsian Tabidze, Penelope Delta, James Blish, Yu Dafu, Richard Beer-Hofmann, and Guzal Sitdikova.

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Among people born in 1863, Anthony Hope ranks 117Before him are Hermann Obrist, Aleko Konstantinov, Ioannis Frangoudis, Ellen Churchill Semple, Jāzeps Vītols, and Josephine Diebitsch Peary. After him are Aleksandr Golovin, Jean-Baptiste Marchand, Gottlieb von Jagow, André Blondel, Álvaro de Figueroa, 1st Count of Romanones, and Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi. Among people deceased in 1933, Anthony Hope ranks 101Before him are L. A. Ring, Julius Klengel, Apollinary Vasnetsov, Kamini Roy, Rudolph Lewis, and Steponas Darius. After him are George Saling, George Calnan, Jimmie Rodgers, György Almásy, Kote Marjanishvili, and Olaf Bull.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Anthony Hope ranks 3,042 out of 8,785Before him are Naveen Andrews (1969), Patrick Doyle (1953), Jean Shrimpton (1942), Ruth Belville (1854), Edward Hardwicke (1932), and Genesis P-Orridge (1950). After him are Richard Pococke (1704), Andrew Loog Oldham (1944), Samuel Baker (1821), Thomas Digges (1546), Ted Drake (1912), and Dorothy Garrod (1892).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Anthony Hope ranks 341Before him are Sue Townsend (1946), William Langland (1332), John Winthrop (1588), Walter Map (1140), David Almond (1951), and Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823). After him are Richard Pococke (1704), Richard Hakluyt (1552), Pamela Colman Smith (1878), John Stott (1921), Reynold A. Nicholson (1868), and Winston Graham (1908).