Hungarian Sketches in Peace and War

Constable's Miscellany of Foreign Literature, vol. 1

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Author: Maurus Jókai
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 94,773 / 280 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.5
LoC Category: PH
Downloads: 565
Added to site: 2010.05.02
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Origin: gutenberg.org
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ol of the police, established on an Austrian model. The head and chief members of the police belonging to the other parts of the Austrian empire, and totally ignorant of the Hungarian language, were naturally obliged to employ some natives to peruse the literary productions and translate their contents; after due consideration of these, the verdict was passed. The consequence of such a state of things was, that very frequently a single seemingly portentous phrase, or even the mere title, doomed to oblivion the most innocent work of the brain, while more substantial writing was allowed to make its way into the country, and frequently to be again prohibited, after having become familiar to thousands.

Most of the sketches contained in this volume, and which Jokai wrote under the name of Sajo, underwent this fate. The latest production of Jokai's pen is a novel entitled The Magyar Nabob, which is highly praised. His strictly historical pieces, depicting scenes of the civil war, though recalling th

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