Letter from an Unknown Woman and Other Stories
By Stefan Zweig
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
Published 31 January 2013