The Governess and Other Stories
By Stefan Zweig
An eclectic collection of four brilliant stories, including a Renaissance tragedy and an English whodunit
These four stories illustrate the wide range of Zweig's subject matter dating from quite early in his career as a writer of fiction (The Governess, rooted in a world of strict Edwardian morality), to late (Did He Do It?, almost an English detective story set near Bath, where Zweig lived in exile). In addition The Miracles of Life, set in 16th-century Antwerp during the time of Protestant iconoclasm, and Downfall of a Heart both address the theme of anti-Semitism.
Translated by Anthea Bell
Cover illustration by Heinrich Kühn
Published 26 September 2010