Impatience of the Heart

Download or Read eBook Impatience of the Heart PDF written by Stefan Zweig and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2016-01-07 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Impatience of the Heart

Book Synopsis Impatience of the Heart by : Stefan Zweig

The great Austrian writer Stefan Zweig was a master anatomist of the deceitful heart, and Impatience of the Heart, the only novel he published during his lifetime, uncovers the seed of selfishness within even the finest of feelings. Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed at the edge of the empire, is invited to a party at the home of a rich local landowner, a world away from the dreary routine of the barracks. The surroundings are glamorous, wine flows freely, and the exhilarated young Hofmiller asks his host's lovely daughter for a dance, only to discover that sickness has left her painfully crippled. It is a minor blunder that will destroy his life, as pity and guilt gradually implicate him in a well-meaning but tragically wrongheaded plot to restore the unhappy invalid to health.

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  • Publisher – Penguin UK
  • Total Pages – 384
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780141967578
  • ISBN-13 – 0141967579

Beware of Pity

Download or Read eBook Beware of Pity PDF written by Stefan Zweig and published by New York Review of Books. This book was released on 2012-02-29 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Beware of Pity

Book Synopsis Beware of Pity by : Stefan Zweig

Wes Anderson on Stefan Zweig: "I had never heard of Zweig...when I just more or less by chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I loved this first book. I also read the The Post-Office Girl. The Grand Budapest Hotel has elements that were sort of stolen from both these books. Two characters in our story are vaguely meant to represent Zweig himself — our “Author” character, played by Tom Wilkinson, and the theoretically fictionalised version of himself, played by Jude Law. But, in fact, M. Gustave, the main character who is played by Ralph Fiennes, is modelled significantly on Zweig as well." The great Austrian writer Stefan Zweig was a master anatomist of the deceitful heart, and Beware of Pity, the only novel he published during his lifetime, uncovers the seed of selfishness within even the finest of feelings. Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed at the edge of the empire, is invited to a party at the home of a rich local landowner, a world away from the dreary routine of the barracks. The surroundings are glamorous, wine flows freely, and the exhilarated young Hofmiller asks his host—s lovely daughter for a dance, only to discover that sickness has left her painfully crippled. It is a minor blunder that will destroy his life, as pity and guilt gradually implicate him in a well-meaning but tragically wrongheaded plot to restore the unhappy invalid to health.

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  • Publisher – New York Review of Books
  • Total Pages – 393
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781590176047
  • ISBN-13 – 1590176049

The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

Download or Read eBook The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig PDF written by Stefan Zweig and published by Pushkin Press. This book was released on 2021-02-16 with total page 721 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig

Book Synopsis The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig by : Stefan Zweig

Collected in one volume for the first time: 22 classic short stories of love and death, betrayal and hope—from a master storyteller hailed as “the Updike of his day” (New York Observer) In this magnificent collection of Stefan Zweig’s short stories, the very best and worst of human nature is captured with sharp observation, understanding, and vivid empathy. Ranging from love and death to faith restored and hope regained, these stories present a master at work, at the top of his form. Perfectly paced and brimming with passion, these 22 tales from one of the great storytellers of the 20th century are translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell. Included: Forgotten Dreams In the Snow The Miracles of Life The Star Above the Forest A Summer Novella The Governess Twilight A Story Told in Twilight Wondrak Compulsion Moonbeam Alley Amok Fantastic Night Letter from an Unknown Woman The Invisible Collection Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman Downfall of the Heart Incident on Lake Geneva Mendel the Bibliophile Leporella Did He Do It? The Debt Paid Late

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  • Publisher – Pushkin Press
  • Total Pages – 721
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781782276319
  • ISBN-13 – 1782276319

Burning Secret

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Burning Secret

Book Synopsis Burning Secret by : Stefan Zweig

A stunning new edition of a darkly “touching and delightful” tale of seduction, jealousy, and betrayal from the master of the novella (The New York Times) Bored on holiday at an Austrian mountain resort, the suave Baron takes a fancy to twelve-year-old Edgar’s mother. But when his initial advances are rejected, he must turn to other means to carry out his seduction. Instead, he lavishes his attention on Edgar, deploying all of his adult charms and wiles to befriend the boy and get closer to the woman he desires. The initially unsuspecting child soon senses something is amiss, but he has no idea of the burning secret that is driving the affair—and that it will soon change his life forever.

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  • Publisher – Pushkin Press
  • Total Pages – 129
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781906548551
  • ISBN-13 – 1906548552

The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig

Download or Read eBook The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig PDF written by Stefan Zweig and published by Pushkin Press. This book was released on 2021-09-07 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig

Book Synopsis The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig by : Stefan Zweig

A beautiful new paperback edition of this collection containing five of Stefan Zweig's most powerful novellas. A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers' reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales-meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal. A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers' reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales--meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal. To read anything by Zweig is to risk addiction; in this collection the power of his writing--which, with its unabashed intensity and narrative drive, made him one of the bestselling and most acclaimed authors in the world--is clear and irresistible. Each of these stories is a bolt of experience, unforgettable and unique. This edition includes five powerful novellas: Burning Secret A Chess Story Fear Confusion Journey into the Past

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  • Publisher – Pushkin Press
  • Total Pages – 385
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  • ISBN-10 – 9781782277071
  • ISBN-13 – 1782277072