They Were Counted - The writing on the wall (Paperback)
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They Were Counted - The writing on the wall (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 08/09/2016
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Shooting parties in great country houses, turbulent scenes in parliament and the luxury 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. Abady 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.

Publisher: Arcadia Books
ISBN: 9781910050903
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 616 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 49 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This epic Hungarian novel, absorbing both for its exploration of human nature and its study of the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire ... weaves social and political themes into Banffy's powerful tale'

* Daily Telegraph *

'A genuine case of a rediscovered classic. The force of Banffy's enthusiasm produced an effect rather like that of the best Trollope novels - but coming from a past world that now seems excitingly exotic'

* Times Literary Supplement *

'Fascinating. He writes about his quirky border lairds and squires and the high misty forest ridges and valleys of Transylvania with something of the ache that Czeslaw Milosz brings to the contemplation of his lost Eden'

-- W. L. Webb * Guardian *

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“Ghosts from the past”

Although a work of fiction, the author lived through these times and describes them with the skill of a natural storyteller. The book covers the lives of several Hungarian aristocrats during 1904 and 1905 just prior... More

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“Iain Broadbent, York”

Banffy was a Hungarian Aristocrat and Politician in the lead up to The First World War and its Foreign Minister in its aftermath. This placed him right at center of events that this book and the following two others... More

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