The man with the golden touch mor jokai

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the man with the golden touch mor jokai

The Man with the Golden Touch by Mor Jokai

Mor Jokai (1825-1904) was the first Hungarian novelist to achieve world fame. The Man with the Golden Touch was published in several foreign languages in his lifetime, appearing in more than one English edition under the title Timars Two Worlds and in the U.S.A. as Modern Midas.

Set in a small town on the Danube - Komarom - where Jokai had spent his childhood, in the early years of the nineteenth century, it is the story of Mihaly Timar. Chance brings him into a fabulous fortune, and from then on, he succeeds in all ventures he undertakes, and everything he touches turns to gold: his only failure, and one which comes to turn his riches to dross, is his marriage. In his search for happiness, he comes to hate his wealth. He finally escapes from his double life, and finds refuge on a wild island in the Danube where the love of a young girl, Noemi, gives real meaning to his existence.

The Man with the Golden Touch is a jewel of both Hungarian and world literature, and is indeed one of the most beautiful romantic novels. [Corvina Press, 1963 edition; inside book cover]
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Mor Jokai

The Man with the Golden Touch

The Man with the Golden Touch orig. Hungarian: Az arany ember , lit. Barbara on the River Danube. The next day the ship continues its journey. Csorbadzsi then dies. Later he begins to wonder that if Csorbadzsi's remaining wealth was ten thousand gold coins, that could have been carried in a bag, why did he buy wheat with it, which fills a whole ship? And if this is the whole wealth, why does the Sultan pursue them?

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It was to literature that he continued to devote most of his time, and his productiveness after was stupendous, amounting to some hundreds of volumes. None of this work is slipshod, and the best of it deserves to endure. Amongst the finest of his later works may be mentioned the unique and incomparable A Man of Gold translated into English, among others, under the title The Man with the Golden Touch , the most popular The Heartless Man's Sons , the heroic chronicle of the Hungarian Revolution of , and Eyes like the Sea , which won the Academy's prize in His The novel of the next century [], is accounted an important early work of Science Fiction. In spite of its romantic trappings, this monumental two-volume novel includes some acute observations and almost prophetic visions, such as the prediction of a revolution in Russia and the establishment of a totalitarian state there, or the arrival of aviation.

The Man with the Golden Touch orig. Hungarian: Az arany ember , lit. Barbara on the River Danube. He tells her that if she doesn't give him money he will reveal the existence of the island to the authorities. The next day the ship continues its journey. He reveals that he is in fact not a Greek merchant but Ali Csorbadzsi, a former high-ranking official of the Ottoman Empire, who is fleeing the Empire because the Sultan wants him dead, his wealth was confiscated, and his daughter was added to the harem. Csorbadzsi then dies.

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