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Graustark 1: Graustark: The Story of A Love Behind a Throne

George Barr Mccutcheon

The Ruritanian swashbuckler that invented a sub-genre.

The story begins on a train ride through America, during which Grenfall Lorry the hero meets the mysterious and enchanting Miss Guggenslocker and falls in love with her.

The lady, travelling with her aunt and uncle, are citizens of Graustark; a little-known country in Eastern Europe. Grenfall and his friend decide to head over to this unknown place in pursuit of his lady love. However once he gets there, he finds nobody has heard of anyone by the name of Guggenslocker. Who was the mysterious lady?

A thrilling, dashing Zenda-esque narrative of romance, love behind the throne, intrigue and action.

Book 1 of the Graustark saga

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 304
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357310727
  • Price : INR 450
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George Barr Mccutcheon

George Barr McCutcheon was an American popular novelist and playwright.

McCutcheon was born in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Despite having no formal education himself, his father emphasized the importance of literature and urged his sons to write. During McCutcheon's childhood, his father had a number of jobs that required travel around the county. McCutcheon studied at Purdue University and was a roommate of future humourist George Ade. During his college years, he was editor of the newspaper Lafayette Daily Courier and wrote a serial novel of satire about Wabash River life.

His best-known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and the novel Brewster's Millions, which was adapted into a play and over seven film versions including a Hindi version Malamaal.

Like Hope's novels, which gave their name to a fictional genre called the Ruritanian romance based on The Prisoner of Zenda, McCutcheon's novels created a sub-genre called 'Graustarkian'.

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