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Bánffy, Miklós 1874-1950

Overview
Works: 137 works in 417 publications in 7 languages and 1,793 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biography  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author, Illustrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Miklós Bánffy
They were counted by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

53 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on pre-World War I Hungary and Romania featuring two aristocratic cousins, one a playboy, the other a defender of peasant rights. First volume in a trilogy
They were divided by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

25 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final part of Bánffy trilogy reflects the rapidly disintegrating course of events in Central Europe
They were found wanting by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They Were Found Wanting takes up the tale of the two Transylvanian cousins, their loves and very different fortunes. Balint Abady is forced to part from the beautiful and unhappily married Adrienne Uzdy. Laszlo Gyeroffy is rapidly heading for self-destruction through drink and his own fecklessness. The politicians, quarrelling among themselves and stubbornly ignoring their countrymen's real needs, are still pursuing their vendetta with the Habsburg rule from Vienna. Meanwhile, they fail to notice how the Great Powers - through such events as Austria's annexation of Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1908 - are moving ever closer to the conflagration of 1914-1918 that will destroy their world for ever. Banffy's portrait contrasts a life of privilege and corruption with the lives and problems of an expatriate Romanian peasant minority whom Balint tries to help. It is an unrivalled evocation of a rich and fascinating aristocratic world oblivious of its impending demise."--BOOK JACKET
The phoenix land : the memoirs of Count Miklós Bánffy, including Emlékeimböl - From my memories and Huszonöt Ev (1945) -Twenty-five years (1945) by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phoenixlike the Hungarian people survived the horrors of the war, the disappointment of the first socialist republic, the disillusion of the brief but terrifying communist rule of Bela Kun, and the bitterness of seeing their beloved country dismembered by the Treaty of Trianon. This is the world that Miklos Banffy describes in the Phoenix Land
The Transylvanian trilogy by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transylvanian trilogy. Book three, They were divided by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The celebrated Transylvanian Trilogy by Count Miklós Bánffy is a stunning historical epic set in the lost world of the Hungarian aristocracy just before World War I. Written in the 1930s and first discovered by the English-speaking world after the fall of communism in Hungary, Bánffy's novels were translated in the late 1990s to critical acclaim and now appear for the first time in hardcover. They Were Counted, the first novel in the trilogy, introduces us to a decadent, frivolous, and corrupt society unwittingly bent on its own destruction during the last years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Bánffy's lush depiction of an opulent lost paradise focuses on two upper-class cousins who couldn't be more different: Count Balint Abády, a liberal politician who compassionately defends his homeland's downtrodden Romanian peasants, and his dissipated cousin László, whose life is a whirl of parties, balls, hunting, and gambling. They Were Counted launches a story that brims with intrigues, love affairs, duels, murder, comedy, and tragedy, set against the rugged and ravishing scenery of Transylvania. Along with the other two novels in the trilogy - They Were Found Wanting and They Were Divided - it combines a Proustian nostalgia for the past, insight into a collapsing empire reminiscent of the work of Joseph Roth, and the drama and epic sweep of Tolstoy"--Page 2 of cover
The writing on the wall : the Transylvanian trilogy by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transylvanian trilogy by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The celebrated Transylvanian Trilogy by Count Miklós Bánffy is a stunning historical epic set in the lost world of the Hungarian aristocracy just before World War I. Written in the 1930s and first discovered by the English-speaking world after the fall of communism in Hungary, Bánffy's novels were translated in the late 1990s to critical acclaim and now appear for the first time in hardcover. They Were Counted, the first novel in the trilogy, introduces us to a decadent, frivolous, and corrupt society unwittingly bent on its own destruction during the last years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Bánffy's lush depiction of an opulent lost paradise focuses on two upper-class cousins who couldn't be more different: Count Balint Abády, a liberal politician who compassionately defends his homeland's downtrodden Romanian peasants, and his dissipated cousin László, whose life is a whirl of parties, balls, hunting, and gambling. They Were Counted launches a story that brims with intrigues, love affairs, duels, murder, comedy, and tragedy, set against the rugged and ravishing scenery of Transylvania. Along with the other two novels in the trilogy - They Were Found Wanting and They Were Divided - it combines a Proustian nostalgia for the past, insight into a collapsing empire reminiscent of the work of Joseph Roth, and the drama and epic sweep of Tolstoy"--Page 2 of cover
Vos jours sont comptés : roman by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresque de la chute de l'empire austro-hongrois sur fond de Belle époque
Dio ha misurato il tuo regno : una storia transilvana by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortéjos Deák Boldizsár memoriáléja by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in Hungarian and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erdélyi történet : a fali írás második szava: És híjjával találtattál by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

18 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in Hungarian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Que le vent vous emporte ... roman by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emlékeimböl by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

10 editions published between 1926 and 1943 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vous étiez trop légers by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fresque de la chute de l'Empire austro-hongrois à la Belle Epoque
Reggeltől estig : regény by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

8 editions published between 1920 and 1940 in Hungarian and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transylvanian trilogy by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The liberal hero, Balint, is at odds with the politics of his time; he lyrically describes the idyllic pre-industrial world of Hungarian Transylvania, later to fall into the hands of first the Nazis and then the Communists, his love for Adrienne, married to an unpleasant and dangerous lunatic, and a Proustian society helplessly bent on its own destruction. This is a novel hard to put down, a masterpiece of twentieth-century literature that deserves to be much more widely known. First published in English in the early 1990s by a small publisher, and a huge word-of-mouth success, this is the first edition in hardback, and in two rather than three volumes
Bánffy Miklós összes novellái by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Hungarian and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emlékeimből (1932) ; Huszonöt év (1945) by Miklós Bánffy( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Hungarian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Nagyúr : Bánffy Miklós emlékezete( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Hungarian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names

controlled identityMyll, Ben, 1874-1950

Bánffy, ..., Count, 1873-1950

Bánffy, Miklós

Bánffy, Miklós 1873-1950

Bánffy, Miklós 1874-1950 gróf

Bánffy, Miklós, gróf, 1874-1950

Bánffy Miklós magyar író, grafikus, díszlet-és kosztümtervező, színpadi rendező, politikus, külügyminiszter

Ben, Myll

Ben Myll 1873-1950

Kisbán

Kisbán, Miklós

Kisbán Miklós 1873-1950

Kisbán, Miklós Schriftsteller, Politiker 1873-1950

Miklós Bánffy

Miklós Bánffy Hungarian nobleman, politician, and novelist

Miklós Bánffy Maďarský politik a autor románov

Miklós Bánffy noble, político y novelista húngaro

Miklós Bánffy Roemeens auteur

Miklós Bánffy scrittore e politico ungherese

Miklós Bánffy ungarischer Großgrundbesitzer, Politiker und Autor

Miklos , Kisban

Myll

Myll, Ben

Myll, Ben Schriftsteller, Politiker 1873-1950

Nicolaus Bánffy

Μίκλος Μπάνφφυ

Миклош Банфи венгерский политик и писатель

მიკლოშ ბანფი უნგრელი პოლიტიკოსი და ნოველისტი

Languages
Hungarian (114)

English (68)

Spanish (10)

German (6)

French (4)

Dutch (3)

Italian (2)

Covers
They were dividedThey were found wantingThe phoenix land : the memoirs of Count Miklós Bánffy, including Emlékeimböl - From my memories and Huszonöt Ev (1945) -Twenty-five years (1945)The writing on the wall : the Transylvanian trilogy