They Were Found Wanting

By Miklos Banffy

Foreword by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Translator: Patrick Thursfield , Kathy Banffy- Jelen

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Balint Abady is forced to part from the beautiful and unhappily married Adrienne Uzdy. This title contrasts a life of privilege and corruption with the lives and problems of an expatriate Romanian peasant minority whom Balint tries to help. It is an unrivalled evocation of a rich aristocratic world oblivious of its impending demise.

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Balint Abady is forced to part from the beautiful and unhappily married Adrienne Uzdy. Laszlo Gyeroffy is rapidly heading for self-destruction through drink and his own fecklessness. The politicians, quarrelling among themselves and stubbornly ignoring their countrymen's real needs, are still pursuing their vendetta with the Habsburg rule from Vienna. Meanwhile they fail to notice how the Great Powers - through such events as Austria's annexation of Bosnia-Herzagovina in 1908 - are moving ever closer to the conflagration of 1914-1918 that will destroy their world for ever. Banffy's portrait contrasts a life of privilege and corruption with the lives and problems of an expatriate Romanian peasant minority whom Balint tries to help. It is an unrivalled evocation of a rich and fascinating aristocratic world oblivious of its impending demise.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Arcadia Books
Publication Date 19 Apr 2000
SKU 9781900850292-grouped
Number of Pages 470

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"One of the most celebrated and ambitious classics of Hungarian literature" - Jan Morris

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