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Saint Peter's Umbrella

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More than a century after his death, Kalman Mikszath remains one of Hungary's most popular writers, but is almost unknown in English translation. Saint Peter's Umbrella, the most successful and popular of his earlier novels, is a tale of two umbrellas-one containing a family fortune hidden in the handle, and the other a venerated relic said to have been used by Saint Peter ...more
Published 2011 by Lulu (first published 1895)
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Matej Laš
May 11, 2015 Matej Laš rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Príjemný príbeh jedného pekného dáždnika, ktorý narobí zrejme napokon viac osohu ako oštary. Trefná charakteristika postáv, podobné indivíduá nájdete nielen v okolitých dolinách Banskej Bystrice.

Celkom zaujímavé je prelínanie reálnych geografických miest s nereálnymi. Trošku zamrzí naivný koniec, ale vzhľadom na rok vydania sa to dá odpustiť. Inak by som to prirovnal k podaktorým poviedkam Iľfa a Petrova. Pre slovenského čitateľa však ešte o niečo príťažlivejšie (aj keď v doslove sa uvádza, že
Feb 28, 2014 Stephen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Mark Twain of the Magyars is how I would describe this author and instead of "Innocents Abroad" we have "Innocents in and around Hungary". Wonderful tale with humorous and meaningful characters of all shapes and sizes. Would love to read more by this author but alas, not much is translated.
Jun 28, 2014 Caterina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ελληνικός τίτλος:Η Ομπρέλα του Αγίου Πέτρου
It was interesting
Feb 11, 2016 Jumana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed this whilst I read it but looking back I found the male character Gyuri a bit selfish and money focused which put a damper on the love story
Svetla Kioseva
Feb 21, 2016 Svetla Kioseva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Чадърът на свети Петър, превод Николина Атанасова. Прелестен унгарски текст от 19 век, в много добър превод.
Levente Halmos
Aug 05, 2013 Levente Halmos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mystery, comedy, supernatural and short. Everything you love in today's tv shows are all here.
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Review to follow shortly. Right now, I'm off to sleeeeeeeeeep...
Nov 09, 2014 Sever rated it really liked it
A nice book. A bit naive, sometimes, but worth reading, full of suspense and humour.
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Kálmán Mikszáth Kiscsoltó was a major Hungarian novelist, journalist, and politician.
Mikszáth was born in Sklabiná into a family of the lesser nobility. He studied Law at the University of Budapest from 1866 to 1869, although he did not apply for any exam, and became involved in journalism, writing for many Hungarian newspapers including the Pesti Hírlap.

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