The Society of the Crossed Keys
By Stefan Zweig
'I had never heard of Zweig until six or seven years ago, as allthe books began to come back into print, and I more or lessby chance bought a copy of Beware of Pity. I immediately lovedthis book, his one, big, great novel-and suddenly there weredozens more in front of me waiting to read.' Wes Anderson
The Society of the Crossed Keys contains Wes Anderson's selectionsfrom the writings of the great Austrian author Stefan Zweig, whose life and work inspired The Grand Budapest Hotel.
A CONVERSATION WITH WES ANDERSON
Wes Anderson discusses Zweig's life and work with Zweig biographer George Prochnik.
THE WORLD OF YESTERDAY
Selected extracts from Zweig's memoir, The World of Yesterday, an unrivalled evocation of bygone Europe.
BEWARE OF PITY
An extract from Zweig's only novel, a devastating depictionof the torment of the betrayal of both honour and love.
TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN THE LIFE OF A WOMAN
One of Stefan Zweig's best-loved stories in full-a passionate tale of gambling, love and death, played out against the stylish backdrop of the French Riviera in the 1920s.
Translated by Anthea Bell
Cover illustration by Nathan Burton
Published 13 March 2014