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100 1 Szabó, Magda,|d1917-2007,|eauthor.
240 10 Abigél.|lEnglish
245 10 Abigail /|cMagda Szabó ; translated from the Hungarian by
264 1 New York :|bNew York Review Books,|c
264 4 |c©2020
300 1 online resource.
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520 From the author of The Door, a beloved coming-of-age tale
set in WWII-era Hungary.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.There is something of Jane Austen in this story
of the deceptiveness of appearances; fans of J.K. Rowling
are sure to enjoy Szabó's picture of irreverent
students, eccentric teachers, and boarding-school life.
Above all, however, Abigail is a thrilling tale of
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650 0 Boarding schools|vFiction.
650 0 Schools|vFiction.
650 0 Fathers and daughters|vFiction.
650 0 World War, 1939-1945|zHungary|vFiction.
650 0 Young adult fiction, Hungarian|vTranslated into English.
651 0 Hungary|xHistory|y1918-1945|vFiction.
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655 7 Young adult fiction.|2gsafd
700 1 Rix, Len,|etranslator.
700 1 |iTranslation of (work):|aSzabó, Magda,|d1917-2007,
710 2 OverDrive, Inc.,|edistributor.
856 4 |3Excerpt|uhttps://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=c36bec71-
856 40 |uhttp://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=89&titleId=4848150
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