By Stefan Zweig
Translated by Cedar Paul
"Zweig’s accumulated historical and cultural studies, whether in essay or monograph form, remain a body of achievement almost too impressive to take in…Full-sized books on Marie-Antoinette, Mary Stuart, and Magellan were international best sellers.”—Clive James, Cultural Amnesia
"Stefan Zweig cherished the everyday imperfections and frustrated aspirations of the men and women he analysed with such affection and understanding.”—Paul Bailey, Times Literary Supplement
The Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) is one of the most famous navigators in history—he was the first man to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, and led the first voyage to circumnavigate the globe, although he was killed en route in a battle in the Philippines.
In this biography, Zweig brings to life the Age of Discovery by telling the tale of one of the era’s most daring adventurers. In typically flowing and elegant prose he takes us on a fascinating journey of discovery ourselves.
Pushkin Press, 2012
Originally published in 1938
5.2 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches