By Sándor Márai

The rediscovery of a masterpiece of primary eu literature initially released in Budapest in 1942 and un-
known to trendy readers till final yr. a unprecedented novel a couple of triangular dating, approximately love, friendship, and constancy, approximately betrayal, satisfaction, and actual the Aristocracy.

In a fortress on the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, an previous aristocrat waits to greet the pal he has no longer noticeable for 41 years. during this one evening, from dinner till sunrise, the 2 males will struggle a duel of phrases and silences, of news, of accusations and evasions, that would surround their whole lives and that of a 3rd individual, lacking from the candlelit eating hall—the now useless chatelaine of the citadel. The final time the 3 of them sat jointly used to be during this room, after a stag hunt within the wooded area. The 12 months was once 1900. No online game used to be shot that day, however the reverberations have been cataclysmic. And the time of reckoning has ultimately arrived.

Already an outstanding overseas best-seller, Embers is an impressive addition to international literature within the English language.

Note: Translated by way of Carol Brown Janeway.
Originally released as A gyertyák csonkig égnek in Budapest, Hungary, in 1942. Reprinted via Helikon Kiado, Budapest, in 1990.
This version translated from the German-language paintings Die Glut, released by means of Piper Verlag GmbH, Munich, in 1999.

Show description

Read or Download Embers PDF

Similar romance books

Hellfire (Demonslayers, Book 2)

As evening falls in Abyss, an evil past degree awakens in secret—an evil that the Demonslayers needs to vanquish in Kate Douglas's sensational new paranormal romance. . .

Dark Flames

The Fight for Identity (The Good Fight, Book 3)

Will Martin’s racist father, Kevin, hates local american citizens and needs to maintain them off his estate, by no means brain that a part of the ranch land is sacred flooring for the Sioux. once they request entry for prayer, Kevin refuses—but Will doesn’t percentage his father’s perspectives. Ever in view that he first observed Takoda pink chook in the course of one of many Sioux sacred ceremonies, Will has been interested.

Echo 8

3 lives. worlds. One likelihood to avoid wasting them all.

As a parapsychologist operating for Seattle Psi, Tess has committed her existence to learning psychic phenomena. but if doppelgangers commence showing from a parallel international that's been struck by means of an asteroid, not anything in her education may also help her live on what's to come.

After dislocating to Seattle Psi from the opposite Earth, Jake is restricted via a different activity strength for learn. but if he drains lifestyles strength from Tess, nearly killing her, it explanations a ripple impression throughout worlds — and creates a bond neither of them expected.

Ross is an FBI agent ordered to guard Tess whereas she experiences Jake. His task isn't really random — he and Tess have a heritage, and a connection the Bureau hopes to exploit to its personal virtue. by the point Ross realizes his venture should be compromised, it's already too past due — he'll need to choose from his love for Tess and his accountability to guard the folk of his personal Earth.

Brush of Wings

From number 1 big apple occasions bestselling writer Karen Kingsbury comes the 3rd novel in an unforgettable sequence approximately divine intervention and the rigors and triumphs of lifestyles for a bunch of friends.

Despite desiring a middle transplant and opposed to the recommendation of her health practitioner, Mary Catherine strikes to Uganda to paintings at a brand new orphanage. no matter what time she has left, Mary Catherine desires to spend it aiding children—especially due to the fact there'll be no young ones of her personal. the one challenge is significant League Baseball participant Marcus Dillinger, the guy she by no means intended to fall in love with. Neither Marcus nor Mary Catherine’s different friends—Tyler Ames and Sami Dawson—know simply how severe her center situation is. nonetheless, Marcus is bound within the depths of his soul that anything isn’t correct. eventually his correspondence with Mary Catherine leads him on a determined life-or-death undertaking to rescue her and get her to a US sanatorium prior to time runs out. in the meantime, Sami and Tyler fight with problems with their very own. In a season whilst Tyler plans to invite Sami to marry him, the very middle in their courting is in jeopardy. The staff of angels jogging is busier than ever during this epic conflict among existence and demise. Brush of Wings is a poignant story of affection, sacrifice, and the ability of religion.

Additional resources for Embers

Example text

It was before dinner, they were in the main reception room, the Officer of the Guards and his son were sitting in a corner listening politely, the way patient and well-intentioned people do, with an attitude of “Life is made up of duties. Music is one of them. ” They were performing Chopin’s Polonaise-Fantaisie and Henrik’s mother was playing with such passion that the whole room seemed to shimmer and vibrate. As they waited patiently and politely in their corner for the piece finally to end, both father and son had the sensation that some metamorphosis was taking place in Henrik’s mother and in Konrad.

The child looked after the tall lady who was almost running down the allée of the great park as if she were fleeing something. “She looks like Mama,” said the child, thinking of the portrait that hung in his father’s study over the table. qxd 5/18/01 11:06 Page 35 “One may not say such things,” replied the chaplain reproachfully. From morning until night, they learned what may and may not be said. The academy with its four hundred pupils was like an infernal machine whose silence presages the explosion to come.

Qxd 5/18/01 11:06 Page 56 in the moonlight, looking as if it had been filled in with a stick of white chalk between the dark outlines of things. Everything was peaceful. Vienna was sound asleep under the falling snow. The Emperor was asleep in the Hofburg and fifty million of his subjects were asleep in his lands. The son of the Officer of the Guards felt that this silence was also in part his responsibility, that he, too, was keeping watch over the sleep and safety of the Emperor and his fifty million subjects, even when he was doing no more than wearing his uniform with honor, going out in the evening, listening to waltzes, drinking French red wine, and saying to ladies and gentlemen exactly what they wished to hear from him.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.47 of 5 – based on 38 votes