Six Stories


by Zweig, Stefan | Fiction
Published 29/02/2024 by Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 304 pages

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“One of the masters of the short story” Guardian

“I have to tell you – you see, this is just about the strangest experience I have been through…”

These six stories of obsession, secrets, delusions and desires from one of the greatest European writers show individuals caught up in forces beyond their control – whether an art dealer agreeing to a heartbreaking deception, a soldier destroyed by war, a servant infatuated with her employer or a young boy witnessing illicit adult passions. Portraying innocence lost and lives crushed by history, each tale is a psychologically acute, startling human drama.

Translated by Jonathan Katz