The Pendragon Legend

The Pendragon Legend

Authors
Szerb, Antal,
Publisher
Pushkin Press
Tags
mystery, classics, horror,
ISBN
9781906548520
Date
1934-01-01T00:00:00+00:00
Size
0.34 MB
Lang
en
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At an end-of-the London season soiree, the young Hungarian scholar-dilettante Janos Batky is introduced to the Earl of Gwynedd, a reclusive eccentric who is the subject of strange rumours. Invited to the family seat, Pendragon Castle in North Wales, Batky receives a mysterious phone-call warning him not to go... Antal Szerb's first novel The Pendragon Legend (1934), set in Wales is a gently satirical blend of gothic and romantic genres, crossed with the murder mystery format to produce a fast-moving and often hilarious romp. But beneath the surface, the reader becomes aware of a steely intelligence probing moral, psychological and religious questions.