Hope, Anthony, 1863-1933

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Birth 1863-02-09
Death 1933-07-08

Biographical notes:

English novlist and dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to Miss Rowland-Brown, 1896 Nov. 8 and 1903 Apr. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270475679

English novelist and playwright most known for "Prisoner of Zenda."

From the description of Letters of Anthony Hope Hawkins to editors [manuscript], 1896, 1897, 1915. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 420487257

British author.

From the description of Letters, 1895-1911. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122392890

Anthony Hope was a successful lawyer with literary aspirations, until chance and fortune inspired him to write The Prisoner of Zenda. The enormous popularity of this yarn inspired a host of imitators, spawned an entire genre of adventure novels, and convinced Hope to quit the bar and devote himself to writing. A master of dialogue, he produced adventure novels, light fiction, and serious novels. He was knighted for his work during World War I with the Ministry of Information.

From the description of Anthony Hope Hawkins letter to William W. Coolidge, 1897 Oct. 18. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53943027

British novelist and dramatist.

From the description of Autograph correspondence card signed : London, to Miss Halsey, 1897 Feb. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269605889

English novelist and dramatist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified lady, 1890 Jun. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270469270

From the description of Autograph letters signed (23) : London and Tadworth, Surrey, to Lewis S. Benjamin [Lewiss Melville pseud.], 1907 Oct. 06-1926 May 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270476154


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