The Pendragon Legend, Paperback

The Pendragon Legend Paperback

Part of the Pushkin Blues series

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At an end-of-the London season soiree, the young Hungarian scholar-dilettante Janos Batky is introduced to the Earl of Gwynedd, a reclusive eccentric who is the subject of strange rumours.

Invited to the family seat, Pendragon Castle in North Wales, Batky receives a mysterious phone-call warning him not to go.

Antal Szerb's first novel The Pendragon Legend (1934), set in Wales is a gently satirical blend of gothic and romantic genres, crossed with the murder mystery format to produce a fast-moving and often hilarious romp.

But beneath the surface, the reader becomes aware of a steely intelligence probing moral, psychological and religious questions.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, frontispiece
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781901285895

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