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The Resource Abigail, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix

Abigail, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix

Label
Abigail
Title
Abigail
Statement of responsibility
Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • hun
  • eng
Summary
It is late 1943 and Hitler, exasperated by the slowness of his Hungarian ally to act on the "Jewish question" and alarmed by the weakness on his southern flank, is preparing to occupy the country. Foreseeing this, and concerned for his daughter's safety, a Budapest father decides to send her to a boarding school away from the capital. A lively, sophisticated, somewhat spoiled teenager, she is not impressed by the reasons she is given, and when the school turns out to be a fiercely Puritanical one in a provincial city a long way from home, she rebels outright. Her superior attitude offends her new classmates and things quickly turn sour. It is the start of a long and bitter learning curve that will open her eyes to her arrogant blindness to other people's true motives and feelings. Exposed for the first time to the realities of life for those less privileged than herself, and increasingly confronted by evidence of the more sinister purposes of the war, she learns lessons about the nature of loyalty, courage, sacrifice and love
Member of
Summary
Fourteen-year-old Gina, the spoiled daughter of a Hungarian general, rails against being sent to boarding school far from Budapest when war breaks out, but finds help in a statue of Abigail and her new "sisters."
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10840061
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Szabó, Magda
Dewey number
894.51133
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Hungarian
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1917-2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rix, L. B.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
Series volume
30
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Privilege (Social psychology)
  • Boarding schools
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Schools
  • Hungary
  • Hungary
Target audience
adult
Label
Abigail, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the Hungarian language as Abigél by Móra in 1970
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066470111
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
442 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857058485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1081433893
Label
Abigail, Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the Hungarian language as Abigél by Móra in 1970
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066470111
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
442 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857058485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1081433893

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