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Anxious to please his bourgeois father, Mihaly has joined the family firm in Budapest. Pursued by nostalgia for his bohemian youth, he seeks escape in marriage to Erzsi, not realising that she has chosen him as a means to her own rebellion. On their honeymoon in Italy, Mihaly 'loses' his bride at a provincial station and embarks on a chaotic and bizarre journey that leads him finally to Rome. There all the death-haunted and erotic elements of his past converge, and he, like Erzsi, has finally to make a choice.

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'Never off our bestseller list, this radiant novel thoroughly deserves its place here' -- London Review Bookshop

'No one who has read it has failed to love it' -- Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

'Journey by Moonlight is a burning book, a major book' -- George Szirtes, Times Literary Supplement

'Szerb belongs with the master novelists of the 20th century' --Paul Bailey, Daily Telegraph

'May Szerb's entry into our literary pantheon be definitive' --Alberto Manguel, Financial Times

'[A] most important document regarding the opinions and literary orientation of the author's generation' --Miklos Szabolsci, History of Hungarian Literature (1964)

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