They Were Found Wanting
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They Were Found Wanting by Miklos Banffy
Book DescriptionBalint Abady is forced to part the beautiful and unhappily married Adrienne Uzdy. Laszlo Gyeroffy is rapidly heading for self-destruction through drink and his own feckleness. The politicians, quarrelling among themselves and stubbornly ignoring their countrymen's real needs, are still pursuing their vendetta with Habsburg rule from Vienna. Meanwhile they fail to notice how the Great Powers - through such events as Austria's annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1908 - are moving ever closer to the conflagration of 1914-1918 that will destroy their world forever.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781905147991
(198mm x 138mm x 41mm)
Imprint: Arcadia Books
Publisher: Arcadia Books
Publish Date: 7-May-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Miklos Banffy
They Were Counted, Hardback (May 2013)
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.
They Were Found Wanting and They Were Divided, Hardback (May 2013)
The liberal hero, Balint, is at odds with the politics of his time; he describes the idyllic pre-industrial world of Hungarian Transylvania, later to fall into the hands of first the Nazis and then the Communists, his love for Adrienne, married to an unpleasant and dangerous lunatic, and a Proustian society helplessly bent on its own destruction.
Phoenix Land, Paperback (June 2011)» View all books by Miklos Banffy
This fascinating memoir, written on the heals of Banffy's famous Transylvanian Trilogy, describes life in the post-World War I kingdom of Hungary. Banffy brilliantly describes both the political devastation caused by the Western Allies, as well as the people's relentless spirit and endurance.
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Author Biography - Miklos Banffy
Miklos Banffy (1873-1950) was variously a diplomat, MP and foreign minister in 1921-22 when he signed the peace treaty with the United States and obtained Hungary's admission to the League of Nations. He was responsible for organizing the last Habsburg coronation, that of King Karl in 1916.
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