History Literature / ThePrisonerOfZenda

4th May '17 2:34:14 PM Gregzilla
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* ReliableTraitor: Rupert of Hentzau.
3rd Apr '17 10:49:03 AM Kitchen90
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The 1937 Creator/RonaldColman [[Film/ThePrisonerOfZenda film version]] is generally considered to be the best of the cinematic versions and one of the best [[{{Swashbuckler}} swashbucklers]] ever made, though it changes some details, as in introducing Hentzau near the beginning and making Flavia a blonde. It launched the career of Creator/DavidNiven (von Tarlenheim) and proved that Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Hentzau) could play a convincing villain.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The 1937 Creator/RonaldColman [[Film/ThePrisonerOfZenda film version]] is generally considered to be the best of the cinematic versions and one of the best [[{{Swashbuckler}} swashbucklers]] ever made, though it changes some details, as in introducing Hentzau near the beginning and making Flavia a blonde. It launched the career of Creator/DavidNiven (von Tarlenheim) and proved that Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Creator/DouglasFairbanksJr (Hentzau) could play a convincing villain.
25th Mar '17 12:01:57 PM fruitstripegum
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* MagnificentBastard: Rupert of Hentzau.
9th Mar '17 3:43:23 PM fruitstripegum
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* The 1988 AnimatedAdaptation by Creator/BurbankFilmsAustralia.
30th Oct '16 4:01:52 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', where Iolaus was the king's cousin, although the king, once rescued, actually acknowledged Iolaus was doing a better job and vowed to learn to be like that.

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* An episode of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'', where Iolaus was the king's cousin, although the king, once rescued, actually acknowledged Iolaus was doing a better job and vowed to learn to be like that.
6th Sep '16 7:26:16 PM PaulA
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* The Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs novel ''The Mad King'' draws heavily on ''The Prisoner of Zenda'' (although moves the setting to UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne).

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* The Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs novel ''The Mad King'' ''Literature/TheMadKing'' draws heavily on ''The Prisoner of Zenda'' (although moves the setting to UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne).
13th Jul '16 4:59:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Rudolf, and this trait is associated with the royal family of Ruritania.
9th Jul '16 12:01:27 PM Divra
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* RedBaron: Prince Michael, Duke of Strelsau, is very rarely referred to by any other name than "Black Michael".
30th May '16 11:41:37 AM Solle
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A modern reader might sympathize with Black Michael (the King's brother, kidnapper, and attempted usurper of the throne) because the King is introduced as a somewhat irresponsible and flippant individual, and because some quarters of the population prefer Michael to Rudolf. In the book itself, however, Michael is portrayed as cowardly and treacherous, while his supporters among the people are mostly dismissed as being of a "largely criminal" class and King Rudolf is stated to be preferred by other parts of the populace.

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A modern reader might sympathize When Rudolf is forced to keep up the pretense for longer than a simple coronation, he finds himself having to deal with Duke Black Michael (the Michael: the King's brother, kidnapper, and attempted usurper of the throne) because throne. He also becomes acquainted with Flavia, the King is introduced as a somewhat irresponsible and flippant individual, and because some quarters of King's beautiful young cousin... who suddenly finds herself more attracted to the population prefer Michael to Rudolf. In the book itself, however, Michael is portrayed as cowardly and treacherous, while his supporters among the people are mostly dismissed as being of a "largely criminal" class and King Rudolf is stated to be preferred by other parts of the populace.
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30th May '16 11:38:57 AM Solle
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''The Prisoner of Zenda'' is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. The king of the fictional country of {{Ruritania}} is abducted on the eve of his coronation, and the hero, an [[MightyWhitey English gentleman]] on holiday who fortuitously resembles the monarch, is persuaded to act as his political decoy in an attempt to save the situation.

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''The Prisoner of Zenda'' is an adventure novel by Anthony Hope, published in 1894. The king of the fictional country of {{Ruritania}} is abducted on the eve of his coronation, and the hero, an [[MightyWhitey English gentleman]] on holiday who fortuitously resembles the monarch, monarch due to being his distant cousin, is persuaded to act as his political decoy in an attempt to save the situation.
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