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The Resource Portraits of a Marriage

Portraits of a Marriage

Label
Portraits of a Marriage
Title
Portraits of a Marriage
Statement of responsibility
by Sandor Marai ; translated from the Hungarian by George Szirtes
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Language
eng
Summary
A rediscovered masterwork from the famed Hungarian novelist Sándor Márai, Portraits of a Marriage is in fact a startling exploration of a triangle of entanglement.A wealthy couple in bourgeois society, Peter and Ilonka appear to enjoy a fine union. Their home is tastefully decorated; their clothes are well tailored; they move in important circles. And yet, to hypersensitive Ilonka, her choice in décor is never good enough, and her looks are never fair enough to fully win the love of her husband, who has carried with him a secret that has long tormented him: Peter is in love with Judit, a peasant and servant in his childhood home. For Judit, however, even Peter's affection cannot transcend that which she loves most—the prospect of her own freedom and a future without the constraints of the society that has ensnared all three in a vortex of love and loss.Set against the backdrop of Hungary between the wars, Portraits of a Marriage offers further "posthumous evidence of [Márai's] neglected brilliance" (Chicago Tribune) and his exquisite, acutely observed evocations of sacrifice and longing
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Summary
Follows the experiences of a passionate triangle of lovers, including wealthy bourgeois couple Peter and Ilonka and their survival-minded servant, Judit
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Character
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379896
Cataloging source
DLC
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1900-1989
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  • Marai, Sandor
  • Szirtes, George
Dewey number
894.511334
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1948-
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Szirtes, George
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Romance
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Portraits of a Marriage
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:82c16999-edb3-4da5-a6cc-be0f0977bc04
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307595386
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Portraits of a Marriage
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:82c16999-edb3-4da5-a6cc-be0f0977bc04
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307595386
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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