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Portraits of a Marriage

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781400096671
Author(s): Sandor Marai
Format: Paperback
Year: 2012
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Dimensions: 132 x 21 x 202 (w x l x h)
Pages: 371
Series: Vintage International (Paperback)

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A rediscovered masterwork from famed Hungarian novelist Sandor Marai, 'Portraits of a Marriage 'tracks the lifelong entanglement of a man and two women haunted by class differences and misdirected longings. Peter and Ilonka are a wealthy couple whose outwardly perfect marriage is undone by secrets. The insecure Ilonka believes she can never be elegant and refined enough for her husband, while Peter has long been tormented by his forbidden love for Judit, a peasant and servant in his childhood home. What Judit longs for most, however, is freedom from the constraints of the society that has ensnared all three in a vortex of love and loss. Set against the backdrop of Hungary between the wars, in a world on the verge of dramatic change, this exquisite novel offers further posthumous evidence of Marai s brilliance. Translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes'

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