Set first in London and then in Wales, this philosophical thriller combines upper-class comedy, murder-mystery and a ghost story with a compelling love interest. The mystical element is diffused through an increasingly complex plot, as all threads converge in the final chapters.
The Pendragon Legend; set first in London and then in Wales, is a forerunner of a style currently fashionable, the philosophical thriller, though it combines other modes as well: upper-class comedy, murder-mystery and a ghost story with a compelling love interest. The mystical element, is diffused through an increasingly complex plot, as all threads converge in the final chapters. It is an essentially experimental novel, the fore-runner to Journey by Moonlight, Szerb's quintessential amalgamation of the romantic, the mystical and the transcendental. It is translated by Len Rix.
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About Len Rix (Translator)
Antal Szerb was born in 1901 into a cultivated Budapest family of Jewish descent. Graduating in German and English, he rapidly established himself as a prolific scholar, publishing books on drama and poetry, studies of Ibsen and Blake, and histories of English, Hungarian, and world literature. His first novel, The Pendragon Legend, 1934, is set in London and Wales. He is also the author of Journey by Moonlight, The Queen's Necklace, Oliver VII and various volumes of novellas. He died in the forced-labour camp at Balf in January 1945.
The Pendragon Legend by Len Rix (Translator)
Len Rix (Translator)
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