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Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman

Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman

By Stefan Zweig
Translated by Anthea Bell

"The Updike of his day…Zweig is a lucid writer, and Bell renders his prose flawlessly"—New York Observer

"Zweig is the most adult of writers; civilized, urbane, but never jaded or cynical; a realist who nonetheless believed in the possibility–the necessity–of empathy"—Independent

The less I felt in myself, the more strongly I was drawn to those places where the whirligig of life spins most rapidly.

So begins an extraordinary day in the life of Mrs C—recently bereaved and searching for excitement and meaning. Drawn to the bright lights of a casino, and the passion of a desperate stranger, she discovers a purpose once again but at what cost?

In this vivid and moving tale of a compassionate woman, and her defining experience, Zweig explores the power of intense love, overwhelming loneliness and regret that can last for a lifetime.

96 pages
Pushkin Press, 2016
Originally published in 1927
5 x 7 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9781782272151
Short Story, Psychological 

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