The Collected Novellas of Stefan Zweig
By Stefan Zweig
Five of Stefan Zweig's most powerful novellas, containing some of his most famous and best-loved work.
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.
Translated by Anthea Bell
Cover illustration by Nathan Burton
Published 29 October 2015