Beware of Pity is the most exciting book I have ever read... a feverish, fascinating novel -- Anthony Beevor Sunday Telegraph --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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. In 1934 he briefly moved to London, taking British citizenship. After a short period in New York he settled in Brazil in 1942. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I love this book. When I read Zweig, I wonder how well he can describe the human emotions. It's not UN action or fantasy story, it's a real book about real live and real feelings. Read morePublished 20 months ago by natalia
The very first book I couldn't finish, and God knows I TRIED. It may be a very good book, but I found that for me, it was soooo sloooow and really depressing. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2005 by EP
"Beware of Pity" is a brilliant book by one of the world's great writers.
This fascinating "psychological" novel is reminiscent of "Rebecca" in... Read more
Zweig was one of the world's best known and respected authors in the 1920s and 1930s. The burning of his books by the Nazis, and the subsequent changes in taste after the war have... Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2002 by Jeff Abell