Author(s): Stefan Zweig
"Zweig is the most adult of writers; civilized, urbane, but never jaded or cynical."--"The Independent"
A new selection of Stefan Zweig's most powerful novellas: "Fantastic Night," "Letter from an Unknown Woman," "The Fowler Snared," "The Invisible Collection," "Buchmendel," and "Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman."
STEFAN ZWEIG was born in 1881 in Vienna, a member of 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 enjoyed literary fame. His stories and novellas were collected in 1934. In the same year, with the rise of Nazism, he briefly moved to London, taking British citizenship. After a short period in New York, he settled in Brazil where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in bed in an apparent double suicide.