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By Diane Pearson

First released in 1975 as a Fawcett Crest ebook by means of Ballantine Books

This nice bestseller used to be in comparison with long gone WITH THE WIND while first released in 1975. CSARDAS - taken from the identify of the Hungarian nationwide dance - follows the fortunes of the mesmerizing Ferenc sisters from their glittering beginnings in aristocratic Hungary, in the course of the traumas of 2 global Wars.

From the wonderful beauty of coming-out balls, feudal estates and a tradition steeped in romance, to terror and hunger within the focus camps - no tale might be extra dramatic than that of Eva and Amalia Ferenc, whose destiny it truly is to be debutantes whilst the shot which killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo plunged Europe into the 1st international warfare. Their tale is enchanting, tragic, romantic - and completely unputdownable.

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Publication Details:

ISBN: 0345441788
EAN: 9780345441782
ASIN: 0345441788
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2001-07-03
Number of Pages: 784
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

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"AS unique AS SARUM AND RUTHERFURD'S different SWEEPING NOVEL OF BRITISH historical past, LONDON. "
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Lev Davidovich would never know if the twelve days during which they remained stranded in that spot in the middle of nowhere ­were due to the delays in the diplomatic consultations or if it was only because of the most devastating snowstorm he’d ever seen, capable of lowering the thermometers to forty degrees below zero. Covered with all of the coats, hats, and blankets at their disposal, they received Seriozha and Anya, who traveled without the children, who ­were still too little to be exposed to those temperatures.

But soon Caridad would feel that those places had an excess of that which she ­wasn’t seeking (men willing to inebriate her to throw her in bed) and something, still undefined, was lacking, something capable of motivating her and reconciling her with her own soul. Then that fine woman, surrounded by luxury and comfort from birth, educated by nuns, an expert rider of Arabian h ­ orses, married to that own­er of factories who was, by his very nature, removed from the feelings of men who worked for their wealth, removed her jewels and attractive clothing and descended in search of the shadiest corners of the city.

He felt that, at that exact moment, his exile was beginning—­true, complete, without any support. Aside from his family and a very few friends who had reiterated their solidarity, he was a man who was overwhelmingly alone. His only useful allies for a battle like the one he had to initiate (how? ) ­were still confined in work camps or had already given in, but all of them remained within the borders of the Soviet ­Union, and his relationship with them was snuffed out by distance, repression, and fear.

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