By Stefan Zweig
Translated by Anthea Bell
“Zweig, prolific storyteller and embodiment of a vanished Mitteleuropa, seems to be back, and in a big way.” — New York Times
“One of the masters of the short story.” — Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
“Zweig belongs with those masters of the novella-Maupassant, Turgenev, Chekhov.” — Paul Bailey
'I alone know that I am only just beginning to live.'
He is distinguished, rich, a member of fashionable society-utterly bored. But, over the course of one fantastic night, a young Baron becomes a thief, unashamed, and awakes to life for the first time.
This collection is full of tales of infinite passions, of intense encounters that transform lives, a knock on a door that forces a whole community to take flight, a doomed attempt to save a soul poisoned by addiction, a love soured into awful cruelty, of longing and liberation. They are the gripping work of a master storyteller, unmatched and completely unforgettable.
Pushkin Press, 2015
5.1 x 1 x 7.8 inches
Short Stories, Fiction