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Amok

Amok

By Stefan Zweig

"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.

Paperback
96 pages
Pushkin Press, 2017
Originally published in 1922
5.1 x 0.3 x 7.1 inches
ISBN 9781782274513
Fiction, Travel

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