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John the Valiant
     

John the Valiant

by Sandor Petofi, George Szirtes (Foreword by), John Ridland (Translator)
 

Arguably the greatest and most popular poem in the Hungarian language, this first unabridged translation of Petöfi’s spirited folk epic, which recounts the adventures of a young and valiant shepherd boy, has all the charm and romance of a classic fairy tale. After a reluctant farewell to the beautiful Nelly, Johnny Grain o’ Corn embarks on a series

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Arguably the greatest and most popular poem in the Hungarian language, this first unabridged translation of Petöfi’s spirited folk epic, which recounts the adventures of a young and valiant shepherd boy, has all the charm and romance of a classic fairy tale. After a reluctant farewell to the beautiful Nelly, Johnny Grain o’ Corn embarks on a series of incredible adventures that take him across land and sea, in the company of bandits, giants, and wicked witches. After he reunites a French princess with her father, the young shepherd must decide whether to accept the king’s gracious offer to ascend to the throne of France or to return to his beloved Nelly. Hungarian poet and patriot Sándor Petöfi extended the range of his nation’s poetry beyond any predecessor, creating an important new synthesis of poetic technique and realistic subject matter.

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Arguably the greatest and most popular poem in the Hungarian language, this first unabridged translation of Petö?’s spirited folk epic, which recounts the adventures of a young and “valiant” shepherd boy, has all the charm and romance of a classic fairy tale.

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ISBN-13:
9781843910848
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Hesperus Classics Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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