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The Resource Szent Péter esernyője, Mikszáth Kálmán

Szent Péter esernyője, Mikszáth Kálmán

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Szent Péter esernyője
Title
Szent Péter esernyője
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Mikszáth Kálmán
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Genre
Language
hun
Summary
Novel of 1895 by the popular Hungarian writer Kálmán Mikszáth, set in the peasant villages of the Slovak highlands. From Lóránt Czigány's A History of Hungarian Literature: "Of his early novels, St. Peter's Umbrella (1895) was the most popular and perhaps the best. (Theodore Roosevelt was said to have admired the novel, and visited Mikszáth during his European trip in 1910 solely to express his admiration.) The novel illustrated well the working of Mikszáth's craft. The umbrella of the title may have been the subject of an anecdote in Upper Hungary, in which it was claimed to have a supernatural origin; St. Peter himself left it behind to protect an abandoned little girl. Thus the local peasants held the object in great veneration. The main line of the story--concerning the treasure-hunt of Gyuri Wibra, whose eccentric father put his fortune in an open bank-draft and hid it in the handle of an umbrella--is welded to the anecdote concerning the 'celestial umbrella.' The complications arising out of the search for the umbrella provide Mikszáth with an opportunity to work on two different levels--devising an exciting hunt for the inheritance, and at the same time observing the significance, in terms of mass-psychology, of a seemingly wortheless object."
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CLU
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
general
Label
Szent Péter esernyője, Mikszáth Kálmán
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Publication
Note
Text illustrated by Károly Reich
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
4. kiadás.
Extent
216, [1] pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: glossy white wrappers printed in red, blue, brown, orange, and black. Gift of Katalin Radics, 2015.
Other physical details
ilustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928646743
  • ucoclc928646743
Label
Szent Péter esernyője, Mikszáth Kálmán
Publication
Note
Text illustrated by Károly Reich
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
4. kiadás.
Extent
216, [1] pages
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: glossy white wrappers printed in red, blue, brown, orange, and black. Gift of Katalin Radics, 2015.
Other physical details
ilustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928646743
  • ucoclc928646743

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