Beware of Pity

By Stefan Zweig

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Our first hardback edition of the only novel written by one of the most popular authors of the twentieth century, translated by the award-winning Anthea Bell.

In 1913 a young second lieutenant discovers the terrible danger of pity. He had no idea the girl was lame when he asked her to dance – his compensatory afternoon calls relieve his guilt but give her a dangerous glimmer of hope. Stefan Zweig's only novel is a devastating depiction of the torment of the betrayal of both honour and love, realised against the background of the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.


Translated by Anthea Bell
Cover illustration by Nathan Burton
464 pp
Published 29 November 2012
ISBN 9781906548735
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