Publisher Description

Set in the fictional European kingdom of Lutha, the protagonist is a young American named Barney Custer, of Beatrice, Nebraska, who is the son of an American farmer and a runaway Luthan princess, Victoria Rubinroth. Unaware of his royal blood, much less that he is a dead ringer for his relative Leopold, the current king of Lutha, Barney visits Lutha on the eve of the First World War to see for himself his mother's native land.

Fiction & Literature
January 1
Public Domain
Public Domain

Customer Reviews

3G Gerry G ,

The Mad King

Edgar Rice Burroughs presented a
great adventure with tons of political
intrigue....a great fun read!

Moonman_56 ,

Just fun!

My brother ( who introduced me to this tale in college) and I have loved this story since we first came across it. Yes, it is the 'Prisoner of Zenda'....maybe too much so, but still. I had read that story first, but for some reason I love the characterization of Barney Custer, the hero of this tale soo much better. Distinctly two parts as it was originally serialized, but despite reading it over and over again, I always end up smiling in the end. The paperback version of the story we had in college had long since fallen apart and was out of print when I went searching for it 20 years ago. I found copies on Amazon for which I paid $20, just to have it again! I was ecstatic to find it here. It will always be to me the epitome of romantic adventure novels of this age...just fun!!!

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