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An early novel from the great rediscovered Hungarian writer Sándor Márai, The Rebels is a haunting story of a group of alienated boys on the cusp of adult life—and possibly death—during World War I.

It is the summer of 1918, and four boys approaching graduation are living in a ghost town bereft of fathers, uncles, and older brothers, who are off fighting at the front. The boys know they will very soon be sent to join their elders, and in their final weeks of freedom they begin acting out their frustrations and fears in a series of subversive games and petty thefts. But when they attract the attention of a stranger in town—an actor with a traveling theater company—their games, and their lives, begin to move in a direction they could not have predicted and cannot control, and one that reveals them to be strangers to one another. Resisting and defying adulthood, they find themselves still subject to its baffling power even in their attempted rebellion.

About the Author

Sandor Marai was born in Kassa, in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in 1900, and died in San Diego, California, in 1989. He rose to fame as one of the leading literary novelists in Hungary in the 1930s. Profoundly antifascist, he survived World War II, but persecution by the Communists drove him from the country in 1948. He went into exile, first in Italy, then in the United States.

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ISBN:
9780375707414
Author:
Marai, Sandor
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Szirtes, George
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Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
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Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20080331
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Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.94x5.54x.62 in. .46 lbs.

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