By Stefan Zweig
Translated by Anthea Bell
"I can’t think of a writer who is more successful at depicting amour fou – what one critic describes as “sex and madness breaking through the lacquered screen of upper-bourgeois society”- nowhere more grippingly than in Amok in which a doctor, a Conradesque loner, is tipped into “a sort of human rabies” by an unattainable colonial wife."—Julie Kavanagh, Economist Intelligent Life
On a sweltering ocean-liner traveling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly.
This is one the most intense and incisive of the novellas which brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame.
Pushkin Press, 2017
Originally published in 1922
5.1 x 0.3 x 7.1 inches