John the Valiant (Paperback)

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Arguably the greatest and most popular poem in the Hungarian language, this first unabridged translation of Pets spirited folk epic, which recounts the adventures of a young and valiant shepherd boy, has all the charm and romance of a classic fairy tale. After a reluctant farewell to the beautiful Nelly, Johnny Grain o&; Corn embarks on a series of incredible adventures that take him across land and sea, in the company of bandits, giants, and wicked witches. After he reunites a French princess with her father, the young shepherd must decide whether to accept the king&;s gracious offer to ascend to the throne of France or to return to his beloved Nelly. Hungarian poet and patriot Sndor Petfi extended the range of his nation&;s poetry beyond any predecessor, creating an important new synthesis of poetic technique and realistic subject matter.

  • Publisher: ‎ Hesperus Press Ltd; new dual-language ed edition (1 April 2004)
  • Language: ‎ Hungarian
  • Paperback: ‎ 144 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1843910845
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1843910848

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