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They Were Counted

They Were Counted Miklós Bánffy (Estate, in conjunction with Arcadia Books)
Pub date 1937
International publishers ERC Media (China), Editions Phébus (France), Paul Zsolnay (Germany), Einaudi (Italy), Atlas Contact (The Netherlands), Nemira (Romania), Libros del Asteroide (Spain), Ye Ren Publishing (Taiwan), Aylak Adam Yayinlari (Turkey)  
Publisher (UK) Arcadia
Publisher (US) Everyman Library

A prize-winning classic of Hungarian literature now newly updated in a new edition.

Book 1 in the Transylvanian Trilogy

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.

The first book in the Trilogy was published before World War II, and rediscovered after the fall of Communism in Hungary.

 

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