A casual introduction, a challenge to a simple game of chess, a lovers’ reunion, a meaningless infidelity: from such small seeds Zweig brings forth five startlingly tense tales–meditations on the fragility of love, the limits of obsession, the combustibility of secrets and betrayal.
To read anything by Zweig is to risk addiction; in this collection the power of his writing–which, with its unabashed intensity and narrative drive, made him one of the bestselling and most acclaimed authors in the world–is clear and irresistible. Each of these stories is a bolt of experience, unforgettable and unique.
Five of Stefan Zweig’s most powerful novellas, containing some of his most famous and best-loved work:
Â Â Â Â Burning Secret
Â Â Â Â A Chess StoryÂ
Â Â Â Â Fear
Â Â Â Â Confusion
Â Â Â Â Journey into the Past
(Stand alone paperback editions of individual novellas from Pushkin and New York Review of Books will remain in print.)