January 04, 2009

Chapter 32 (Angel Falling Softly)

A Hungarian reader provided the following historical clarification:

[The novel] describes the three sisters' travels in "Budapest, London and Paris," apparently around 1600. Budapest originally consisted of three independent cities: the old Obuda, Buda, the seat of kings, and the more "bourgeois" Pest, and did not become Budapest until 1873. So in the 1600s they would have been in Buda.

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# posted by Blogger Th.

I think I smell an acknowledgment in the second edition....
1/05/2009 4:17 PM