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The Old House

by Cécile Tormay

It revolves around a mysterious house and the secrets hidden within its walls. The book was originally published in Hungary in 1909 and has been translated into several languages, including English. Set in the early 20th century, the story follows the lives of a wealthy family who inherit an old mansion in the countryside. However, as they begin to uncover the history of the house and its former occupants, they are drawn into a web of dark secrets, scandals, and hidden pasts. The novel explores themes of family, identity, love, and betrayal, and is a vivid portrayal of the social norms and values of Hungarian aristocracy at the time. Tormay's writing style is elegant and evocative, transporting the reader to a different era and immersing them in the intricate plot and vivid characters. "The Old House" has been praised for its intricate plot, rich characterizations, and atmospheric descriptions. It is a must-read for fans of gothic and historical fiction, and anyone who enjoys a gripping mystery with a touch of romance and drama. The book is also of historical significance as it offers a glimpse into the culture and society of Hungary during the early 20th century.

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Cécile Tormay was a Hungarian novelist, essayist, and poet who is remembered for his unique works of fiction and philosophical works. Born in 1888 in Hungary, he wrote his first novel, The Blue...

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