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’Rupert of Hentzau’ (1898) picks up three years after ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ ended with Rudolf Rassendyll sadly leaving behind his love, Queen Flavia. Now unhappily married, Flavia writes Rassendyll to reconcile, but the letter is stolen and before long, Rassendyll once again finds himself forced to impersonate the king. Only this time, the ploy promises to leave behind several fatalities. A decidedly darker sequel, this novel once again asks the question, Duty or love? And the answer might surprise...
Engels, 8 uur 38 minuten (jpg, 2,4 MB), SAGA Egmont, København, 2017
The Prisoner of Zenda is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. The king of the fictional country of Ruritania is drugged on the eve of his coronation and thus unable to attend the ceremony. Political forces are such that in order for the king to retain his crown his coronation must go forward. An English gentleman on holiday who fortuitously resembles the monarch, is persuaded to act as his political decoy in an attempt to save the situation. The books were extremely popular and...
Engels, 5 uur 35 minuten (jpg, 2,4 MB), SAGA Egmont, København, 2017
The Princess and the Goblin is an enthralling fantasy tale written by George MacDonald. Her nurse Lootie raises the princess Irene in a house on a mountain, it is here that she meets her mysterious great great grandmother, and her friend the minor boy Curdie. Things are peaceful for Irene until the hideous race of goblins that live beneath the mountain start planning something big. George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. A pioneer of fantasy literature,...
Engels, 5 uur 5 minuten (jpg, 239 MB), SAGA Egmont, København, 2017