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Two Prisoners

4.23  ·  Rating Details ·  111 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Miette lives with her retired father and meets the handsome but wilful Peter who falls passionately in love with her. Tormented by jealousy he pursues her and they marry. Their idyll is destroyed by the onset of war, when Peter joins the army and ends up a prisoner of war of the Russians.
Paperback, 468 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Prion (GB) (first published April 1931)
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Nina
Jun 18, 2016 Nina rated it it was amazing
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Okuduğum en etkileyici kitaplardan biriydi. Lajos Zilahy ile de ilk tanışmam. Kitabı kütüphaneden almıştım. Yeniden basılırsa tekrar almaya çalışacağım. Fuarların sahaf bölümleri için kesinlikle listenize ekleyin. Türkçe adı: İki esir (Altın Kitaplar). Özellikle duygusal kitaplardan hoşlananlar.

Konusuna biraz değinecek olursak: 1. Dünya Savaşı öncesi evlenen iki gencin savaşın başlamasıyla birlikte ayrı düşüşleri ve birbirlerine yazdıkları mektupla başlayan duygusal bir roman. Orduya katılıp esi
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Jose lana
Mar 26, 2016 Jose lana rated it really liked it
This is the english version of the same hungarian novel titled in spanish Las Carceles del Alma,a sad beautiful love story in Budapest and the tragic influence of the world war I
Sally
Mar 14, 2008 Sally rated it it was amazing
Like Anna Karenina, but thicker, richer, deeper, and many more pronouns.
Dragana
Apr 05, 2014 Dragana rated it really liked it
Kad sam počela da čitam roman nije mi bilo u potpunosti jasno zašto se zove "Zarobljenici". Priča počinje sasvim obično: postoji jedan lik: Peter, a Peter je mlad čovek već odavno uljuljkan u ponavljajućoj svakodnevnici. Sve je jednolično: posao, život , snovi... Ali jednog dana upoznaje neobičnu mladu ženu, Miet. Ona je tiha, povučena, neprimetna po svemu osim po lepoti.
Ovo dvoje mladih, neobičnih ljudi čeka vrlo nepredvidiva sudbina. Tajanstvene poruke, Peterova opčinjenost Mietom, njegovi sno
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Denis
Nov 20, 2008 Denis rated it really liked it
Epic in the best old-fashioned way possible, this love story set during WWI and written by a famous Hungarian writer is the literary equivalent of a sweeping Hollywood super-production. It's hard to resist, and it actually portrays the devastation of WWI in striking ways. It also goes in unexpected directions. A real discovery.
Caterina
Mar 06, 2015 Caterina rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.
I read it thanks to my father advices (he is really passionate about the world war topic) and a previous very good experience with the same author (The Deserter).
Why did I love it so much?

Characters: it was such an intense experience following the growth of them. The psychological description is superb, you deeply feel the souls of the two prisoners struggling. Even if the jail is different for the two lovers, it is not difficult to understand the similar sufferance. I found t
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Melishes
Apr 19, 2013 Melishes rated it really liked it
I read this book when I was 12 years old, a budding young teen, spending her last summer on the Adriatic coast, before leaving to make a new life in New York. My parents decided that I was spending far too much time playing in the sand and snorkeling, and that if they don't fill my brain with some type of knowledge, it would atrophy. My mother handed me her own copy of this book, which she read carefully back when she was a young teen, in the 1960's. She had forgotten that she underlined IN RED ...more
Lori
Jun 21, 2008 Lori rated it liked it
A beautiful book. Thank you Sally! I'd never even heard of this guy, he needs to be rediscovered. He does remind me a lot of Tolstoy in his style of writing and his ability to get within the inner lives of his characters. They are all living, breathing people. Great historical fiction - I was so curious that I restudied some aspects of WWI, and learned a great deal about Russia during this time period. I'm tempted to give this 5 stars, and might just come back to that - I'll see how long it ...more
Owen
Aug 06, 2009 Owen rated it liked it
My friend Konrad Frank loaned me this Hungarian novel. So far I'm enjoying it. It is a slower paced exploration of a relationship tested during WWI. Set in Budapest and Russia, I think it would be worth revisiting if I were ever traveling to Hungary.
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Lajos Zilahy was a Hungarian novelist and playwright. Born in Nagyszalonta (called Salonta in Romania) in Transylvania, then part of the Kingdom of Hungary, an entity of Austria-Hungary, he studied law at the University of Budapest before serving in the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War, in which he was wounded on the Eastern Front - an experience which later informed his ...more
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