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This review is from: They Were Found Wanting and They Were Divided: The Transylvania Trilogy Vol. 2 (Hardcover)
A fascinating story set in one of the far away regions of Mitteleuropa just before the breaking of World War 1. The world of the Autro-hungarian aristocracy and ruling class, a world the war swept away, seen from inside and remembered with a poignant nostalgia by the author who tells what he has seen and lived. The two volumes are beautifully translated. One gets to understand better the very complex story of the Balkans and the dual loyalties of its inhabitants who were part of the Austro-hungarian empire as well as of their own region. The wild nature with its beautiful forest-covered mountains is depicted with deep feeling. The political situation of Hungary is entered into in detail and there is also a complex and moving love story. A most interesting book.
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