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Márai, Sándor, 1900-

Two men, meeting for the first time in 41 years, sit down to a final dinner together. At their last meeting, in the company of a beautiful woman, an unspoken act of betrayal shattered the lives of all three. Now, as wine stirs their blood, it is time to talk of old passions and that last, fateful meeting

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Published London: Penguin, 2003
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Statement of responsibility: Sándor Márai ; translated by Carol Brown Janeway
ISBN: 0141004312, 9780141004310
Note: This translation originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001; London: Viking, 2002.
Language note: Translated from the Hungarian.
Physical Description: 249 p. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Friendship Hungary Fiction.; Betrayal Hungary Fiction.
Uniform Title: Gyertyák csonkig egnék. English

Author note

Sandor Marai was born in Hungary in 1900 and by 1930 was one of Hungary's leading novelists. Driven into exile in 1948 when the Communists came to power and banned his books, he lived first in Italy and then in America. He committed suicide in 1989.