Anthony Hope is the pen name of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins. He was born in London in 1863 and attended Oxford University, from where he graduated with a first-class degree. His first novel, A Man of Mark, was published in 1894 and was an immediate success. In 1918, he was knighted for his services to his country during World War I. He died in his home in 1933. A Graduate of King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Lloyd S. Wagner has been writing since 1983. His career has encompassed everything from business news and interviews to books for young readers and graphic novels.