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Beware of pity

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  • Beware of Pity (Pushkin Press) – Mass-market paperback (2012)
    by Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell (Translator), David Pearson (Designer)

    Beware of Pity

    Mass-market paperback, Pushkin Press
    2012
    464 pages

    ISBN: 1908968370
    ISBN-13: 9781908968371

    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.

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Reviews of Beware of pity

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Alan W

Reflective story of love and regret

by Alan W on Oct 27, 2011

Introspective and moving drama set just before the onset of World War I. A young, Austrian cavalry officer explores the rewards and dangers of befriending a wealthy young woman who is beset by physical challenges. Beautifully and emotionally written.

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