This book collects the epic and narrative poetry of the great 19th century Magyar poet, J?nos Arany. Toldi is a lengthy epic poem based on Magyar folk legends, telling the story of a 14th century legendary hero. Arany (1817 - 1882), the son of an impoverished noble, is considered one of the founders of modern Hungarian poetry. He was an actor, notary, editor, and professor of Hungarian literature at the Nagy-Koros college. His first masterpiece, Toldi (1846), an epic of classical popular realism, earned him national recognition. Toldi's name is derived from a 14th-century Hungarian folk hero Toldi Miklos. Toldi Miklos is to Hungary, as Robin Hood is to England.