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Burning Secret
Author: Stefan Zweig

Product Details:
ISBN: 9781901285857
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
Dims (mm): 120 x 165
Pub Date: 28-03-08
Pub Country: United Kingdom
Condition: NEW

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Burning Secret (Brennendes Geheimnis) is a darkly compelling coming-of-age story-a tale of seduction, jealousy and betrayal from the master of the novella, Stefan Zweig A suave baron takes a fancy to twelve-year-old Edgar's mother, while the three are holidaying in an Austrian mountain resort. His initial advances rejected, the baron befriends Edgar in order to get closer to the woman he desires. The initially unsuspecting child soon senses something is amiss, but has no idea of the burning secret that is driving the affair, and that will soon change his life for ever. 'The rediscovery of this extraordinary writer could well be on a par with last year's refinding of the long-lost Stoner, by John Williams, and which similarly could pluck his name out of a dusty obscurity.' Simon Winchester, Telegraph 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, The 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

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