2001 "First American Edition" stated; translated by Carol Brown Janeway; Alfred A. Knopf publishers, New York; hardbound in burgundy and red boards with silver lettering on spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.


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The rediscovery of a masterpiece of Central European literature originally published in Budapest in 1942 and unknown to modern readers until last year. An extraordinary novel about a triangular relationship, about love, friendship, and fidelity; about betrayal, pride, and true nobility.


In a castle at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, an old aristocrat waits to greet the friend he has not seen for forty-one years. In the course of this one night, from dinner until dawn, the two men will fight a duel of words and silences, of stories, of accusations and evasions, that will encompass their entire lives and that of a third person, missing from the candlelit dining hall-the now dead chatelaine of the castle. The last time the three of them sat together was in this room, after a stag hunt in the forest, The year was 1900. No game was shot that day but the reverberations were cataclysmic. And the time of reckoning has finally arrived.

EMBERS by Sandor Marai

SKU: BS71t