They Were Counted (The Writing On The Wall: The Transylvanian Trilogy)
They Were Counted (The Writing On The Wall: The Transylvanian Trilogy)

They Were Counted (The Writing On The Wall: The Transylvanian Trilogy)

  • Publish Date: 2009-08-07
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Miklos Banffy
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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 Ab dy and Count L szl 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. Ab dy 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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