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Title Abigail / Magda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by Len Rix.
Author Szabó, Magda, 1917-2007, author.
Publication New York : New York Review Books, [2020]
Distribution ©2020.
Description 333 pages ; 20 cm.
Series New York Review Books classics
New York Review Books classics.
Note First published in Hungarian as: Abigél. Móra, 1970.
Summary "Abigail, the story of a headstrong teenager growing up during World War II, is the most beloved of Magda Szabó's books in her native Hungary. Gina is the only child of a general, a widower who has long been happy to spoil his bright and willful daughter. Gina is devastated when the general tells her that he must go away on a mission and that he will be sending her to boarding school in the country. She is even more aghast at the grim religious institution to which she soon finds herself consigned. She fights with her fellow students, she rebels against her teachers, finds herself completely ostracized, and runs away. Caught and brought back, there is nothing for Gina to do except entrust her fate to the legendary Abigail, as the classical statue of a woman with an urn that stands on the school's grounds has come to be called. If you're in trouble, it's said, leave a message with Abigail and help will be on the way. And for Gina, who is in much deeper trouble than she could possibly suspect, a life-changing adventure is only beginning." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Boarding schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Hungary -- Fiction.
Hungary -- History -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction.
World War (1939-1945) (OCoLC)fst01180924
Boarding schools. (OCoLC)fst00835102
Fathers and daughters. (OCoLC)fst00921890
Schools. (OCoLC)fst01107958
Hungary. (OCoLC)fst01205132
Genre Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Rix, L. B. (Len B.), translator.
Addl. Title Abigél. English
Related To Online version: Szabó, Magda, 1917- Abigail New York City : New York Review Books, 2020. 9781681374086 (DLC) 2019025321
ISBN 9781681374031 trade paperback
168137403X trade paperback
9781681374086 ebook
18 holds on first copy returned of 5 copies

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