Twenty-Four Hours In The Life Of A Woman
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Fiction - Published: 24/Feb/2016 - ISBN: 9781782272151
Passion, addiction and death on the French Riviera - one of Zweig's most breathless and popular novellas A fateful encounter in a Montecarlo casino sees an English widow mesmerised by a young Polish artistocrat. A frenzied twenty-four hours ensue, as both struggle in the grip of irresistible obsessions that drive them to defy the conventions of society and risk everything they possess.
This is one of the best-loved novellas by Stefan Zweig, a renowned master of the form - its frenetic pace, sparkling prose and acute psychological insight have made this unforgettable story a classic. Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Between the wars, Zweig was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman, Amok and Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath and New York-a period during which he produced his most celebrated works: his only novel, Beware of Pity, and his memoir, The World of Yesterday. He eventually settled in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.
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