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    Selected Stories (Paperback) By (author) Stefan Zweig, Translated by Anthea Bell, Translated by Eden Paul, Translated by Cedar Paul, Designed by Edward Steichen

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    DescriptionFantastic Night is the story of one transforming evening in the life of a rich and bored young man. He spends a day at the races and an evening in the seedy but thrilling company of the dregs of society. His experiences jolt him out of his languor and give him a newfound relish for life, which is then cut short by the Great War. The Invisible Collection and Buchmendel, two of Zweig's most powerful works, explore lives led in the single minded pursuit of art and literature against a backdrop of poverty and corruption. Letter from an Unknown Woman is a poignant and heartbreaking tale of the strength and madness of unrequited love. This story was made into a film by Max Ophuls starring Joan Fontaine (1948). In The Fowler Snared, it is the man whose passion remains unrequited. Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman is the story of a middle-aged English widow who travels to escape loneliness and boredom. One evening while enjoying the elegant atmosphere of the Monte Carlo Casino, she becomes mesmerised by the obsessive gambling of a young Polish aristocrat. This fateful encounter leads to passion, despair and death, changing their lives forever. Translated from the German by Eden and Cedar Paul, Stefan Zweig's Selected Stories is published by Pushkin Press.


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    Title
    Selected Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stefan Zweig, Translated by Anthea Bell, Translated by Eden Paul, Translated by Cedar Paul, Designed by Edward Steichen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906548223
    ISBN 10: 1906548226
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    DC22: 833.912
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PT2653.W42 A2 2009
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYT, FYB
    Publisher
    PUSHKIN PRESS
    Imprint name
    PUSHKIN PRESS
    Publication date
    01 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, a member of a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a translator and later as a biographer. Zweig travelled widely, living in Salzburg between the wars, and enjoying literary fame. His stories and novellas were collected in 1934. In the same year, with the rise of Nazism, he briefly moved to London, taking British citizenship. After a short period in New York, he settled in Brazil where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in bed in an apparent double suicide.
    Review quote
    Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman is a mini-masterpiece about the fever of addiction and of middle-aged infatuation -- Julie Kavanagh The Economist Intelligent Life Zweig belongs with those masters of the novella - Maupassant, Turgenev, Chekhov - of whom he was in awe. He was formidably well read, but in his fiction he is as much at ease with the unlettered as the learned... 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