Hope, Anthony

▪ English author
in full  Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins  
born Feb. 9, 1863, London, Eng.
died July 8, 1933, Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey
 English author of cloak-and-sword romances, notably The Prisoner of Zenda.

      Educated at Marlborough and at Balliol College, Oxford, he became a lawyer in 1887. The immediate success of The Prisoner of Zenda (1894), his sixth novel—and its sequel, Rupert of Hentzau (1898)—turned him entirely to writing. These novels describe the perilous adventures of the Englishman Rudolph Rassendyll in the mythical kingdom of Ruritania. Hope's other works include the high-society conversations The Dolly Dialogues (1894) and a series of problem novels, such as The God in the Car (1894), which was based on the career of Cecil Rhodes. In 1918 he was knighted for war work. He published his reminiscences as Memoirs and Notes (1927).

Additional Reading
Charles Mallet, Anthony Hope and His Books (1935, reprinted 1968), is an authorized biography.

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