The Queen's Necklace (Heftet)


Len Rix (Oversetter)

Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2018
Antall sider: 384
Forlag: Pushkin Press
Språk: Engelsk
Oversatt av: Rix, Len
ISBN/EAN: 9781782274476
Kategori: Noveller, lyrikk og drama
Omtale The Queen's Necklace
'A sparkling slice of eighteenth-century life' Paul Bailey, Independent

In August 1785 Paris buzzed with scandal. An eminent churchman, a notorious charlatan, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself were all involved. At its heart was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled - and the web of fraud, folly and self-delusion it had inspired.

In Szerb's last major work, a witty and often surprising account of events, the story is used as a standpoint from which to survey the entire age. Written in war-torn Hungary in the early 1940s, it constitutes a remarkable gesture of defiance against the brutal world in which the writer lived and died.

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