» » Eclipse of the Crescent Moon

Download Eclipse of the Crescent Moon epub

by Geza Gardonyi

Excellent copy Colored dj Tan boards glossary
Download Eclipse of the Crescent Moon epub
ISBN: 9631339319
ISBN13: 978-9631333725
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Geza Gardonyi
Language: English
Publisher: Budapest, Hungary: Corvina, 1991 (December 1, 1991)
Pages: 560 pages
ePUB size: 1139 kb
FB2 size: 1602 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 515
Other Formats: mbr txt lrf docx

Geza Gardonyi set his great Hungarian children's classic in the 16th century during the 150-year Ottoman occupation. Besides the tales of several battles, the novel details the extraordinary 1552 Siege of Eger, during which Captain István Dobó's 2,000 Hungarian men, women and children inside the county's castle, defeated a Turkish force of 80,000 men. The Magyar title, Egri csillagok (literally, "Stars of Eger"), is required reading in Hungarian schools, but the book provides fantastic history, entertainment and romance for kids (and grown ups) of all nationalities.

The novel excludes much sad history that followed---Eger's 91-year era as the seat of a brutal Turkish vilayet (administrative region) starting in 1596, when a still larger Ottoman army defeated the Magyar forces. (Charles of Lorraine's Christian army liberated Eger only in 1687, a year after the Hapsburgs retook the Buda's west bank Danube castle, which was unified into Budapest in 1873.)

But the novel fulfills the young reader's longing for a great plot and adventure, as told through the story of the peasant Gergely and his childhood friend and later sweetheart, Eva, whose parents push for her marriage to a nobleman.

Travelers also reap rewards from this novel, which details daily life in 16th century Heves (pronounced He-vesh) county, east of the Mátra Mountains at the northern edge of Hungary's great Plain. This is wonderful reading, and highly recommended.

--Alyssa A. Lappen
I bought it for my middle schooler to read, but the translation is terrible. It reads like a high schooler translated it. No style whatsoever. What a shame! The original is so well written and such an interesting novel.
Snake Rocking
The Eclipse of the Crescent Moon ranks as one of the finest historical novel I ever read. It is unusual to find a Hungarian classic such as this tale to have been translated into English. The historical facts are all there and are recounted accurately while the author's imagination created a story around them. It was a pleasure to read this book, page after page.I would recommend this tale to all readers of any age who would like to travel into the past in another country.
Purchased from Amazon the book was shipped promptly and in excellent condition. Thank you Amazon!
Enjoying the history.The book arrived in very good condition.
Please read this BEFORE you visit Hungary! I read it after and missed my visit to the city of Eger which is the scene of this 1550s battle between Turks (Muslims) and Hungarian patriots... 500 years later, the Turks are back in Turkey and Hungary is more-or-less intact, partly due to this epic battle... Action, Romance, terror and victory... based on HISTORY.
My father's best read of his entire life became my 13-year-old son's favorite book. Unknown to American readers world's best classics.
Loved it!
You will enjoy a thorough background on how the Turks were fought off by a "sheep fold" of Hungarians as they swept across middle Europe. Quite a remarkable story.