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The Man With the Golden Touch by Mór Jókai
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Dec 14, 11

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This is a mistake. I have just begun reading the book! This website is not very user friendly. I'm sure that my rating will be much higher than one star, since I am liking the book very much, so far.

I am a little more than halfway through the novel. I am enjoying it. I would not rate this author at the level of a Dickens or an Anthony Trollope, but to compare him to them is comparing apples to oranges, I think. It is an old fashioned story, and melodramatic in many places. Nevertheless, he writes an engaging story, and is obviously gifted. I am sure that the original (if I could read Hungarian) has virtues, such as style and tone, that have been lost in translation.
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