Embers by Sandor Marai

Originally published in 1942 and now rediscovered to international acclaim, this taut and exquisitely structured novel by the Hungarian master Sandor Marai conjures the melancholy glamour of a decaying empire and the disillusioned wisdom of its last heirs. In a secluded woodland castle an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friend but who he has not seen in forty-one years. Over the ensuing hours host and guest will fight a duel of words and silences, accusations and evasions. They will exhume the memory of their friendship and that of the General’s beautiful, long-dead wife. And they will return to the time the three of them last sat together following a hunt in the nearby forest--a hunt in which no game was taken but during which something was lost forever. Embers is a classic of modern European literature, a work whose poignant evocation of the past also seems like a prophetic glimpse into the moral abyss of the present From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The 708th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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Embers (Random House Large Print) Hardcover 1847524 $20.50 $0.01 2003
Embers Audio CD 4270877 $18.49
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Embers Hardcover 158735 $4.61 $0.01 2001
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Embers: Based on the Novel by Sandor Marai Paperback 3700266 $284.99 $27.50 2006
Embers (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 284005 $13.99 2003
El ultimo encuentro/ Embers (Salamandra Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1569086 $10.56 $13.52 2012
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Embers Paperback 160650 $10.75 $1.18 2002