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  • Published: 15 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781841593531
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 624
  • RRP: $45.00
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They were counted.The Transylvania Trilogy. Vol 1.


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A trilogy of significant and addictive works describing the decline of Hungary in the years before the first world war

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

  • Pub date: 15 June 2013
  • ISBN: 9781841593531
  • Imprint: Everyman
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 624
  • RRP: $45.00

About the Author

Miklós Bánffy

Miklós Bánffy (1873-1950) was a Hungarian nobleman with extensive estates in Hungarian Transylvania (now Romania), first patron of Bela Bartok and briefly Hungarian foreign minister after WW1. His castle and great library were deliberately destroyed by the retreating Nazis in 1944.

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