First American Edition. Eleanor Gadis dustjacket art. Hope's most popular work, Prisoner of Zenda, first published in 1894, was made into six different films, including the United Artists, David O. Selznick version with Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Mary Astor, Ronald Colman and David Niven. Hope, a pseudonym for Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins, continued to be a popular writer of swashbuckling adventure stories for several decades, and only attempted more serious prose after being knighted by King George, an event that resulted in Little Tiger. In this work Hope deals with modern post war England and how a woman, a product of her time, attains her rule. Colorful stylized jacket illustration by Gadis. Very Good to Near Fine in Good dustjacket, staining to lower few inches of front panel, quarter sized chip at top front panel.