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Egri csillagok

Egri csillagok by Géza Gárdonyi
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"Egri csillagok by Géza Gárdonyi is a gripping historical novel that transports readers back to the 16th century, during the Ottoman-Hungarian wars. The story follows the brave and resourceful István Dobó, who leads the defense of the Castle of Eger against the formidable Turkish army.

Gárdonyi's vivid descriptions and dynamic characters bring this turbulent period of history to life, immersing readers in a world of sieges, battles, and political intrigue. The protagonist's unwavering courage and determination, as well as the camaraderie and loyalty among the defenders of Eger, make for a compelling and inspiring narrative.

The novel is not only a thrilling adventure but also a poignant exploration of themes such as love, honor, sacrifice, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Overall, Egri csillagok is a must-read for fans of historical fiction and anyone interested in a riveting story of heroism and valor."

Book Description:
Az Egri csillagok mára már igazi klasszikussá vált Magyarországon. A történet a 16. század első felében játszódik és körülbelül 25 évet foglal magába. A legfőbb történelmi események közt olvashatunk a magyar királyok székhelyének, Budának 1541-es vérmentes elfoglalásáról és a törökök 1552-es egri ostromáról. Betekintést nyerhetünk még más történelmi témákba is, például a reformáció Magyarországon elért hatására, a magyarok és a német-római császár közti nézeteltérésekre, és olyan értékek kísérik végig a regényt, mint a könyörületesség, apai és anyai szeretet, barátság, bizalom és őszinteség.

The story is set in the first half of the 16th century and covers a period of roughly 25 years. The main historical events that are addressed are the bloodless occupation of Buda, the seat of the Hungarian kings, in 1541, and the 1552 Siege of Eger (now in Northern Hungary) by the Turks that forms the major topic of the novel. The story also addresses some other historical topics like the impact of the Reformation, the discord between Hungarians and the Holy Roman Emperor, as well as many themes of general import like mercy, filial and marital love, friendship, trust and truthfulness. The book is considered as the most famous Hungarian novel. It's been translated into English titled Eclipse of the Crescent Moon.


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