Royal Game and Other Stories

ISBN-10: 0841914060
ISBN-13: 9780841914063
Edition: 1st 2000 (Reprint)
List price: $16.95
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Born in Vienna, the prolific Zweig was a poet in his early years. In the 1920s, he achieved fame with the many biographies he wrote of famous people including Balzac, Dostoevsky, Dickens and Freud. Erasmus with whom he closely identified, was the subject of a longer biography. He also wrote the novellas Amok (1922) and The Royal Game (1944). As Nazism spread, Zweig, a Jew, fled to the United States and then to Brazil. He hoped to start a new life there, but the haunting memory of Nazism, still undefeated, proved too much for him. He died with his wife in a suicide pact.

Introduction
The Royal Gamep. 1
Amokp. 42
The Burning Secretp. 83
Fearp. 135
Letter from an Unknown Womanp. 182
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