They Were Counted
A prize-winning classic of Hungarian literature now 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.