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Anna Édes by Dezső Kosztolányi

Anna Édes - Dezső Kosztolányi

An interesting enough look at a slice of Hungarian life after the first World War, focusing on the effects of the class system on how people treat one another.  The writing was a bit plodding and heavy-handed at times, and there were a number of mistakes missed in editing this translation.  The major event late in the book was a total surprise to me.  I expected something to happen, based on how the story was building, but this went well beyond what I imagined.