The Heart of Princess Osra

The Heart of Princess Osra Hope was a barrister who gave up the law after realizing success with his novel The Prisoner of Zenda The book begins Stephen Stephen Stephen The impatient cry was heard through all the narrow gl

1895 Hope was a barrister who gave up the law after realizing success with his novel The Prisoner of Zenda The book begins Stephen Stephen Stephen The impatient cry was heard through all the narrow gloomy street, where the old richly carved house fronts bowed to meet one another and left for the eye s comfort only a bare glimpse of blue It was, men said, the oldest str1895 Hope was a barrister who gave up the law after realizing success with his novel The Prisoner of Zenda The book begins Stephen Stephen Stephen The impatient cry was heard through all the narrow gloomy street, where the old richly carved house fronts bowed to meet one another and left for the eye s comfort only a bare glimpse of blue It was, men said, the oldest street in Strelsau, even as the sign of the Silver Ship was the oldest sign known to exist in the city For when Aaron Lazarus the Jew came there, seventy years before, he had been the tenth man in unbroken line that took up the business and now Stephen Nados, his apprentice and successor, was the eleventh See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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  1. Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, better known as Anthony Hope was an English novelist and playwright Although he was a prolific writer, especially of adventure novels, he is remembered best for only two books The Prisoner of Zenda 1894 and its sequel Rupert of Hentzau 1898 These works, minor classics of English literature, 2 are set in the contemporaneous fictional country of Ruritania and spawned the genre known as Ruritanian romance Zenda has inspired many adaptations, most notably the 1937 Hollywood movie of the same name.

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  1. I read many very bad reviews of this one before trying it And I have to say that they ve all been true Fictional 1800 s Europe has never disappointed me I will recommend this book only for people who want to read the Prisoner of Zenda, the second book in this series But, please, please, PLEASE read it only if you have the slightly crazy OCD of reading a whole series properly so that your brain doesn t scream at you If you don t, thank the lords and read book two right away and leave this one ou [...]


  2. This Zenda prequel is written well enough but still fairly unlikeable Osra is young, a little vain, and constantly besieged by men who ve been literally driven insane by her beauty There s only one case where she directly participates in something unkind, but the whole set of stories are treated as some kind of moral lesson about her love life, as if it s Osra s fault men keep kidnapping, menacing, or threatening to kill themselves over her.


  3. A bit on the misogynistic side, with the Princess paying emotionally for not understanding love But also quite violent, as many of the men pay for the Princess s mistakes with their lives Also lacks the wit of Prisoner of Zenda, with few of the characters being likable Osra s brother Rudolf is particularly crudely drawn.


  4. An amazing companion to the Prisoner of Zenda and its sequel, this book contains short stories about a princess who lives about a century before the famous events of Zenda I only wish I read this while I was still at school, when I studied the Zenda novel


  5. This book is so depressing that it s actually funny In every chapter, another poor man is dying, being murdered, committing suicide, going insane, about to be hanged as a criminal, or dying of some horrific illness because his heart is breaking for love of the beautiful Princess Osra All these poor stupid men, dying because the Princess is beautiful It s tragic and funny in its ridiculousness I mean, how beautiful could she be She s Helen of Troy, apparently I love how chivalrous the noblemen ar [...]


  6. a series of short romances, revolving around the pulchritudinous Princess Osra of Ruritania and the many, many people who fall in love with her, that she falls in love with, or who try to sneak a kiss to win a bet the writing is of the standard you d expect from Hope, but the plots are a little uninspiring and most of the characters are both boring and mildly dislikeable except the Bishop of Modenstein, a wonderful Aramis like figure who appears to save the day or offer advice he hints at a myst [...]


  7. This novel, a prequel to The Prisoner of Zenda which establishes some of the kingdom of Ruritania s history, is the weakest and most politically incorrect of the Ruritania trilogy Osra is beautiful and intelligent, but knows nothing of love Despite this, every man she meets falls madly for her, and most of them end up dying by their own hand for it a fact which would feel like a running joke if it were not treated with such solemn, respectful dignity Will she ever learn humanity to go with her r [...]


  8. Anthony Hope had mastered his inimitable style by the time he wrote this series of short stories There s still a lot of rather blithe blood and guts in the swashbuckling sense but his wit and heart shine And we even get to see a heroic Hentzau a priest, yet It is set during an earlier time in Ruritania s history, as the beautiful Princess Osra is courted, and trifles with men s hearts, then learns the consequences By the time she finally falls in love, she s been dealt some sharp lessons.It s a [...]


  9. For Clare This was great Really, it didn t hold a candle to Prisoner and Rupert but it was still a fun read with a perfectly applicable modern message and plenty of fun adventure thrown in I read it on my phone, free from google books and they also have many, many other nigh on unobtainable Anthony Hope s that I plan on getting into Thanks for helping me remember Hope find this one


  10. Entertaining, but repetitive Clear Victorian era writing with the scanned illustrations showing late 1800 s attire while the story setting was supposed to be 1730s or earlier Interesting and little twists in the story endings made it delightful to read.


  11. A beautiful collection of short stories, revolving around the central character of Princess Osra, that are combined together into a novel Each story is full of passion and adventure, and the reader will be glued to each and every page.


  12. Not really a novel, just a series of linked short stories about the different men who fell in love with Princess Osra Mildly entertaining, but no match for the Prisoner of Zenda and Rupert of Hentzau.




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