The Prince of Graustark
George Barr McCutcheon
George Barr McCutcheon (1866-1928) was an American novelist and playwright. McCutcheon became famous for his Graustark series set in Eastern Europe. He disliked being categorized as a romantic and preferred being known for his plays. The Graustark novels are stories of court intrigue, royal disguise, and romance. Novels in the series include Graustark: The Story of a Love Behind a Throne (1901), Beverly of Graustark (1904), Truxton King: A Story of Graustark (1909), The Prince of Graustark (1914), East of the Setting Sun (1924), and The Inn of the Hawk and Raven (1927). When Prince Robin reached adulthood his country was in financial crisis. William W. Blithers, a very rich and very vulgar American, offered to finance the country. He also hoped this would mean a match for his daughter. The two young people had very different ideas of their own about marriage. Robin eventually married Bevra, the Crown Princess of Dawsbergen, daughter of Dantan and Beverly.