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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 624 pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 31/05/2013
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841593531