The Pendragon Legend by Antal Szerb

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"An absolute treat, deliciously ludic, to be read with a big smile on your face throughout."—Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

AT THE END-OF-LONDON-SEASON soiree, the young Hungarian scholar-dilettante Janos Batky is introduced to the Earl of Gwynedd, a reclusive eccentric who is the subject of strange rumours. Invited to the family seat, Pendragon Castle in North Wales, Batky receives a mysterious phone-call warning him not to go. But he does, and finds himself in a bizarre world of mysticism and romance, animal experimentation, and planned murder. His quest to solve the central mystery takes him down strange byways-old libraries and warehouse cellars, Welsh mountains and underground tombs.

About Antal Szerb

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Antal Szerb was born in 1901 into a cultivated Budapest family of Jewish descent. He was a prolific scholar, publishing books on drama and poetry, as well as influential histories of English, Hungarian and world literature. He died in the forced-labour camp at Balf in January 1945.
Published January 3, 2006 by Pushkin Press. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Romance. Fiction

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The Pendragon Legend by Antal Szerb translated by Len Rix (Pushkin Press, £7.99).

Jun 16 2006 | Read Full Review of The Pendragon Legend

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When I picked up the The Pendragon Legend by Antal Szerb, I expected to read about King Arthur or Arthur the Pendragon and his adventures.

Jul 14 2008 | Read Full Review of The Pendragon Legend

The Detour - Gerbrand Bakker (Dutch) / 70% Acrylic, 30% Wool - Viola di Grado (Italian) / The Murder of Halland - Pia Juul (Danish) / The Dinner - Hermann Koch (Dutch) / The Brothers - Asko Sahlberg (Finnish) / The Guard - Peter Terrin (Dutch) / The Method - Juli Zeh (German).

Mar 29 2014 | Read Full Review of The Pendragon Legend

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