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Transylvanian Trilogy, Volume I: They Were Counted

ISBN: 9780375712296

Contributors: Banffy, Miklos (Author)
Thomas, Hugh (Introduction by)
Thursfield, Patrick (Translator)
Banffy-Jelen, Katalin (Translator)

Publisher: Everyman's Library, 2013

Binding: Hardcover (Readerbound Available)

Retail: $30.00

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Description

Painting an unrivalled portrait of the vanished world of pre-1914 Hungary, this story is told through the eyes of two young Transylvanian cousins, Count Balint Abdy and Count Lszl[ Gyeroffy. Shooting parties in great country houses, turbulent scenes in parliament, and the luxury of life in Budapest provide the backdrop for this gripping, prescient novel, forming a chilling indictment of upper-class frivolity and political folly, in which good manners cloak indifference and brutality. Abdy becomes aware of the plight of a group of Romanian mountain peasants and champions their cause, while Gyeroffy dissipates his resources at the gaming tables, mirroring the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire itself. The first book in a trilogy published before World War II, it was rediscovered after the fall of Communism in Hungary and this edition contains a new foreword.

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