A casual introduction, a simple chess challenge, a lovers' reunion, and a meaningless infidelity: Zweig weaves five startlingly tense tales from such small seeds–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 has made him one of the world's most bestselling and acclaimed authors thanks to its unabashed intensity and narrative drive–is clear and irresistible. Each of these tales is a lightning bolt of experience, one-of-a-kind and unforgettable.
Five of Stefan Zweig's most powerful novellas, including some of his most well-known and well-loved works:
• The Most Dangerous Secret
• A Chess Tale
• Travel back in time
(Stand-alone paperback editions of individual Pushkin and New York Review of Books novellas will continue to be available.)... Read More