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The Resource The Transylvanian trilogy : book three, They were divided, Volume II, book two, They were found wanting ;, Miklós Bánffy ; translated by Patrick Thursfield and Katalin Bánffy-Jelen

The Transylvanian trilogy : book three, They were divided, Volume II, book two, They were found wanting ;, Miklós Bánffy ; translated by Patrick Thursfield and Katalin Bánffy-Jelen

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The Transylvanian trilogy : book three, They were divided, Volume II, book two, They were found wanting ;
Title
The Transylvanian trilogy
Title remainder
book three, They were divided
Title number
Volume II, book two
Title part
They were found wanting ;
Statement of responsibility
Miklós Bánffy ; translated by Patrick Thursfield and Katalin Bánffy-Jelen
Title variation
  • They were found wanting
  • They were divided
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  • eng
  • hun
  • eng
Summary
  • "The celebrated Transylvanian Trilogy by Count Miklós Bánffy is a stunning historical epic set in the lost world of the Hungarian aristocracy just before World War I. Written in the 1930s and first discovered by the English-speaking world after the fall of communism in Hungary, Bánffy's novels were translated in the late 1990s to critical acclaim and now appear for the first time in hardcover. They Were Counted, the first novel in the trilogy, introduces us to a decadent, frivolous, and corrupt society unwittingly bent on its own destruction during the last years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Bánffy's lush depiction of an opulent lost paradise focuses on two upper-class cousins who couldn't be more different: Count Balint Abády, a liberal politician who compassionately defends his homeland's downtrodden Romanian peasants, and his dissipated cousin László, whose life is a whirl of parties, balls, hunting, and gambling. They Were Counted launches a story that brims with intrigues, love affairs, duels, murder, comedy, and tragedy, set against the rugged and ravishing scenery of Transylvania. Along with the other two novels in the trilogy - They Were Found Wanting and They Were Divided - it combines a Proustian nostalgia for the past, insight into a collapsing empire reminiscent of the work of Joseph Roth, and the drama and epic sweep of Tolstoy"--Page 2 of cover
  • "They Were Found Wanting and They Were Divided, the second and third novels in the trilogy, continue the story of the two aristocratic cousins introduced in They Were Counted as they navigate a dissolute society teetering on the brink of catastrophe. Count Balint Abády, a liberal politician who defends his homeland?s downtrodden Romanian peasants, loses his beautiful lover, Adrienne, who is married to a sinister and dangerously insane man, while his cousin László loses himself in reckless and self-destructive addictions. Meanwhile, no one seems to notice the gathering clouds that are threatening the Austro-Hungarian Empire and that will soon lead to the brutal dismemberment of their country. Set amid magnificent scenery of wild forests, snowcapped mountains, and ancient castles, The Transylvanian Trilogy combines a Proustian nostalgia for a lost world, insight into a collapsing empire reminiscent of the work of Joseph Roth, and the drama and epic sweep of Tolstoy."
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Novels
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1874-1950
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Bánffy, Miklós
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no index present
Language note
Translated from the Hungarian
Literary form
fiction
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1874-1950
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  • Thursfield, Patrick
  • Bánffy-Jelen, Katalin
  • Bánffy, Miklós
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
354
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  • Peasants
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
  • Transylvania (Romania)
Label
The Transylvanian trilogy : book three, They were divided, Volume II, book two, They were found wanting ;, Miklós Bánffy ; translated by Patrick Thursfield and Katalin Bánffy-Jelen
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Note
  • Translation of the second and third parts of: Erdélyi történet
  • "These two novels form the second and third parts of the trilogy Erdélyi Történet (A Transylvanian Tale), which was published by Arcadia Books as The Writing on the Wall and here appears under the title The Transylvanian Trilogy"--Title page verso
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
They were found wanting -- They were divided
Control code
ocn813539723
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
830 pages
Isbn
9780375712302
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)813539723
Label
The Transylvanian trilogy : book three, They were divided, Volume II, book two, They were found wanting ;, Miklós Bánffy ; translated by Patrick Thursfield and Katalin Bánffy-Jelen
Publication
Note
  • Translation of the second and third parts of: Erdélyi történet
  • "These two novels form the second and third parts of the trilogy Erdélyi Történet (A Transylvanian Tale), which was published by Arcadia Books as The Writing on the Wall and here appears under the title The Transylvanian Trilogy"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
They were found wanting -- They were divided
Control code
ocn813539723
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
830 pages
Isbn
9780375712302
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)813539723

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