Lord Lynborough has never done things the easy way. Born into privilege and afforded every advantage in life, he shirks the path of least resistance and stands up for his unique moral code in every situation. At the height of a distinguished military career, he decides to retire in order to pen a memoir. Things are going swimmingly until he has a chance meeting with one Helena Vittoria Maria Antonia, a real spitfire of a woman. Will Lynborough...
5) Simon Dale
We can't always choose the object of our affections, and often, Cupid's arrow causes people to fall in love with the most unsuitable candidates. That's a theme that surfaces time and time again in the collection Frivolous Cupid from British writer Anthony Hope. Bringing together one novella and a series of short stories, this delectable delight will enchant romance fans.
10) Father Stafford
British novelist Anthony Hope is best remembered for his swashbuckling action-adventure novels, most of which include a side dish of budding romance. Father Stafford sets aside the sword play and daring last-minute escapes and focuses instead on the thrills and perils of a complicated love quadrangle. This one involves a betrothed couple, one of their female friends, and a young Anglican priest who is struggling to maintain his position...
11) Double Harness
16) Second String
In the early twentieth century, longstanding social mores in England began to shift rapidly, with centuries-long institutions and belief systems beginning to fall by the wayside. Anthony Hope's Second String conveys the tumult of the era through a tale of two politicians—one with aristocratic roots, one a salt-of-the-earth populist—and their respective career arcs.
Settle in for a roller-coaster ride of intrigue, mystery and misconduct in Anthony Hope's The Indiscretion of the Duchess. Two young men venture out on a visit to a coquettish female acquaintance whose husband happens to be out of town, setting off a staggering array of unforeseeable consequences. If drawing-room mysteries are your cup of tea, this thrilling tale should merit a spot on your must-read list.
19) Phroso A Romance
British author Anthony Hope was a popular and prolific writer of action-adventure novels with strong romantic elements, but his talent as a creator of sharply drawn, unforgettable characters ranks his work head and shoulders above the cookie-cutter potboilers that crowd the genre. Quisante is a perfect example of this. In it, an ambitious young man born of a low station seeks to improve his lot in life by winning the hand of a moneyed socialite....