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MARKOVITS (Rodion) Siberian Garrison. 1st Eng. Ed., [iv]+387pp. VG in sl. chipped & torn dw. Peter Davies. 1929  #55502
[HLMainPic] Bestselling Hungarian novel "records the extraordinary experiences of a large body of Hungarian soldiers, from the time of their capture by the Russians in 1915 to the return home of the survivors no less than six years later, in 1921. Life in a prison camp... has never been described in such detail & with such power." -publisher's jacket blurb. Falls (awarding a star) adds: "a novel of literary skill, humour & charm... The officers... are extraordinary figures of fun; in elsticity, knowledge of their profession, & general intelligence, they would be beaten by British officers of our blackest age. The humour, however, is grim at times, & there are some terrible passages enough, even though they do not concern the battlefields." Nice copy in sl. chipped/worn dw & rare thus. See illustration on our website.   £95

     


 

 



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