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Anthony Hope, pseud. of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, 1863–1933, English novelist. A lawyer, he wrote novels in his spare time. The Prisoner of Zenda (1894), a romantic novel of impersonation set in an imaginary kingdom, was an international success. None of his later novels—including a sequel, Rupert of Hentzau (1898)—or plays approached its enormous popularity.

See his Memories and Notes (1927).

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Ruritania

Ruritania imaginary kingdom of Central Europe in Anthony Hope's novels The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and Rupert of Hentzau (1898); transf. petty state, esp. as a scene of court romance and intrigue XIX. f. L. rūs, rūr- country + -tania, of Lusitania, etc.
Hence Ruritanian XIX.

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Ruritania

Ruritania an imaginary kingdom in SE Europe used as a fictional background for the adventure novels of courtly intrigue and romance written by Anthony Hope (1863–1933), notably The Prisoner of Zenda (1894) and Rupert of Hentzau (1898).

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Hawkins, Sir Anthony Hope

Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins: see Hope, Anthony.

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Ruritania

RuritaniaCampania, Catania, pannier •apnoea •Oceania, Tanya, Titania •biennia, denier, quadrennia, quinquennia, septennia, triennia •Albania, balletomania, bibliomania, crania, dipsomania, egomania, erotomania, kleptomania, Lithuania, Lusitania, mania, Mauritania, megalomania, miscellanea, monomania, nymphomania, Pennsylvania, Pomerania, pyromania, Rainier, Romania, Ruritania, Tasmania, Transylvania, Urania •Armenia, bergenia, gardenia, neurasthenia, proscenia, schizophrenia, senior, SloveniaAbyssinia, Bithynia, curvilinear, Gdynia, gloxinia, interlinear, Lavinia, linear, rectilinear, Sardinia, triclinia, Virginia, zinnia •insignia • Sonia • insomnia • Bosnia •California, cornea •Amazonia, ammonia, Antonia, Babylonia, begonia, bonier, Catalonia, catatonia, Cephalonia, Estonia, Ionia, Laconia, Livonia, Macedonia, mahonia, Patagonia, pneumonia, Rondônia, sinfonia, Snowdonia, valonia, zirconia •junior, petunia •hernia, journeyer

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