Ferenc Molnár





Ferenc Molnár

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born
in Budapest, Hungary
January 12, 1878

died
April 01, 1952

gender
male

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Ferenc Molnár (Americanized name: Franz Molnar) was a Hungarian dramatist and novelist. During the World War II he emigrated to the United States to escape the Nazi persecution of Hungarian Jews.


Average rating: 4.08 · 3,415 ratings · 104 reviews · 36 distinct works · Similar authors
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Liliom
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The Plays Of Ferenc Molnar
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The Blue-Eyed Lady
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The Devil: A Tragedy of the...
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Danubio blu
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L'officier de la garde
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More books by Ferenc Molnár…
“Aus einem Buch abschreiben - PLAGIAT.
Aus zwei Büchern abschreiben - ESSAY.
Aus drei Büchern abschreiben - DISSERTATION.
Aus vier Büchern abschreiben - EIN FÜNFTES GELEHRTES BUCH.”
Ferenc Molnár

“Was it good?
Nemecsek fixed his blue eyes on Gereb and replied:
Yes, and quietly added: Much better than to be standing on the bank, laughing at me. I'd rather stay in the water neck-deep until New Year than be hand-in-hand with my friends' enemies. I don't mind having dipped in the water. The other day I fell in there by myself. I saw you then, too, with these strangers on the island. But you fellows can invite me as long as you like, you can flatter me and shower me with presents - yet I won't have a thing to do with you. And if you give me another ducking, if you throw me in the water a hundred times, or even a thousand times, I'll come here tomorrow and the day after just the same. I'll find a hiding place where you won't get me. I'm not afraid of anyone of you. And if you'll come to Paul Street, to take our ground away, we'll be on the spot! And don't you forget that either! I'll show you that with ten of us against your ten, you'll hear a different sort of talk from what I'm giving you now. It was easy enough to get the better of me! The one that's stronger always wins! The Pasztor boys stole my marbles in the Museum Garden because they were stronger. Now I got a ducking because you are stronger! Easy enough when ten are against one! But I don't care! You can even beat me up, if it'll do you good. I could have saved myself from the ducking, but I wouldn't join you. I'd rather be drowned or have my brains knocked out than be a traitor...like....somebody standing over...there....”
Ferenc Molnár, The Paul Street Boys

“Tears have the value of gold on the scales of the human heart' and the weights do not ask whether it is found or stolen gold, or whether you had to sweat in the digging.”
Ferenc Molnár, Prisoners

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