The Boys of Pál Street Statue

The Boys of Pál Street is a beloved Hungarian novel written by Ferenc Molnár in 1906, that tells the story about a group of devilish school kids in the Jószefváros neighborhood of Budapest. The story takes place in 1889, a marvelous time in Hungarian history. Yet Molnár focuses his lens on the gritty life in the streets of Pest rather than the gilded palaces and coffee shops. The book is considered a classic youth novel in the Hungarian literary canon and a visit to this statute allows you, as the traveler, to speed through time as well. Józsefváros, District VIII, is a deeply misunderstood area of Budapest and one that is integral to the authentic side of life here. Molnár understood that, and so will you if you give it a chance

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