The Burning Secret & Other Stories

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9780140116380: The Burning Secret & Other Stories

With the upcoming release of the movie based upon Zweig's The Burning Secret comes the movie tie-in edition of his acclaimed collection including "The Burning Secret, "The Royal Game", "Amok", and "Fear". Formerly published as The Royal Game.

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Zweig is the most adult of writers; civilised, urbane, but never jaded or cynical; a realist who none the less believed in the possibility - the necessity - of empathy. --The Independent

He was capable of making the reader live other people's deepest experience - which is a moral education in itself. My advice is that you should go out at once and buy his books.
--The Sunday Telegraph

He was capable of making the reader live other people's deepest experience - which is a moral education in itself. My advice is that you should go out at once and buy his books. --The Sunday Telegraph

Reviving his reputation as a major writer of the 20th century. --The Independent

About the Author:

Breathtaking ... the final sentence is unlike anything I have ever read before; and transforms not only the book, but, in a way, the reader as well. '
— Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

Zweig is the most adult of writers; civilised, urbane, but never jaded or cynical; a realist who none the less believed in the possibility>—the necessity>—of empathy..'
The Independent

Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was born in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Zweig travelled widely, living in Salzburg between the wars, and was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including Letter from an Unknown Woman, Amok and Fear.

In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he moved to London, where he wrote his only novel Beware of Pity. He later moved on to Bath, taking British citizenship after the outbreak of the Second World War. With the fall of France in 1940 Zweig left Britain for New York, before settling in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide.

Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.

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