Letter from an Unknown Woman and Other Stories

Letter from an Unknown Woman and Other Stories

By Stefan Zweig

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A brand new translation of one of Stefan Zweig's best-loved stories by Anthea Bell, along with three other Zweig tales never before translated into English.

These four Stefan Zweig stories newly translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell, are among his most celebrated and compelling work. The titular tale is a devastating depiction of unrequited love, which inspired a classic Hollywood film, directed by Max Ophüls and starring Joane Fontaine. Elsewhere in the collection, a young man mistakes the girl he loves for her sister, two erstwhile lovers meet after an age spent apart, and a married woman repays a debt of gratitude to her childhood sweetheart. Expertly paced, laced with the acutely accurate psychological detail and empathy that are Zweig's trademarks, this is a powerful addition to Pushkin's growing collection of his work.

Translated by Anthea Bell
Cover illustration by David Pearson
200 pp
Published 31 January 2013
ISBN 9781906548933
B-Format Paperback

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