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Un professeur de philologie, reçoit à l'occasion de ses 60 ans, de la part de ses collègues, un livre retraçant sa biographie. Mais à la lecture, il remarque qu'il y manque une chose primordiale pour lui, c'est la profonde influence qu'a exercée à son adolescence un de ses professeur. Nous voyons, avec tout le talent de Zweig, ces souvenirs qui remontent et c'est même avec un certain suspens que l'on entrevoit la personnalité de cet homme, que l'on découvre toute la connivence qu'il y a pu avoir dans leurs rapports, pour enfin connaître le secret tragique, si il en est, de son existence. Édition Ebooks libres et gratuits.

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Une très belle biographie que tous ceux qui s'intéressent à la «dernière Reine de France» doivent avoir lu. Zweig s'est penché sur Marie-­Antoinette en psychologue. Il ne la divinise pas. Il analyse la chimie d'une âme bouleversée par les événements, qui, sous le poids du malheur et de l'Histoire, se révèle à elle-­même et se rachète, passant de l'ombre de la jouissance à la lumière de la souffrance. Édition Ebooks libres et gratuits. Mise à jour: 16/12/2012 : mise à jour de tous les formats.

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L'amok, en Malaisie,­· est celui qui, pris de frénésie sanguinaire, court devant lui, détruisant hommes et choses, sans qu'on puisse rien faire pour le sauver. Le narrateur rencontre sur un paquebot un malheureux en proie à cette forme mystérieuse de démence. Histoire encore d'une folie, d'une passion d'un amour fou, cette fois - que la Lettre d'une inconnue reçue par un romancier à succès. Mais la passion peut faire de l'homme dominateur et méprisant un être humilié et ridiculisé : c'est le thème du troisième de ces récits, La Ruelle au clair de lune. Édition Ebooks libres et gratuits.

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Fin du XVe, début du XVIe siècle, la conquête des mers par l'Espagne et le Portugal. Un homme ressort de cette période, Magellan. Discret, courageux, tenace, réfléchi, très intelligent, il a un défaut, il ne sait pas communiquer avec les autres. Après moult aventures, péripéties diverses et passionnantes, il arrivera au but de son existence: la découverte du détroit qui porte son nom. Ce texte va au delà du document historique, vous le lirez comme un passionnant roman d'aventures. Édition Ebooks libres et gratuits.

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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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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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Stefan Zweig was particularly drawn to the novella, and Confusion, a rigorous and yet transporting dramatization of the conflict between the heart and the mind, is among his supreme achievements in the form.­A young man who is rapidly going to the dogs in Berlin is packed off by his father to a university in a sleepy provincial town. There a brilliant lecture awakens in him a wild passion for learning--­as well as a peculiarly intense fascination with the graying professor who gave the talk. The student grows close to the professor, be­coming a regular visitor to the apartment he shares with his much younger wife. He takes it upon himself to urge his teacher to finish the great work of scholarship that he has been laboring at for years and even offers to help him in any way he can. The professor welcomes the young man's attentions, at least on some days. On others, he rages without apparent reason or turns away from his disciple...

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A DOCTOR IN the Dutch East Indies torn between his medical duty to help and his own mixed emotions; a middle-­aged maidservant whose devotion to her master leads her to commit a terrible act; a hotel waiter whose love for an unapproachable aristocratic beauty culminates in an almost lyrical death and a prisoner-­of-­war longing to be home again in Russia. In these four stories, Stefan Zweig shows his gift for the acute analysis of emotional dilemmas. His four tragic and moving cameos of the human condition are played out against cosmopolitan and colonial backgrounds in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Five of Stefan Zweig's most compelling novellas are presented together in this powerful volume. Fantastic Night is the story of one transforming evening in the life of a rich and bored young man. He spends a day at the races and an evening in the seedy but thrilling company of the dregs of society. His experiences jolt him out of his languor and give him a newfound relish for life, which is then cut short by the Great War. Fantastic Night is joined by The Invisible Collection and Buchmendel, two of Zweig's most powerful works, which explore lives led in the single minded pursuit of art and literature against a backdrop of poverty and corruption. And finally, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Zweig's poignant and heartbreaking tale of the strength and madness of unrequited love, and The Fowler Snared complete the collection.­Review"Fortunately, Pushkin Press has been publishing some of Zweigs works in fluent translations and handdsome editions: it is thus performing a valuable service . . .

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A deep study of the unhappy heart by one of the masters of the psychological novel, Journey into the Past, here for the first time in America, is a previously unpublished novella that was found among Zweig’s stories after his death. Investigating the strange ways in which love, in spite of everything—time, war, betrayal—can last, Zweig tells the story of Louis, an ambitious young man from a modest background who falls in love with the wife of his rich employer. His love is returned, and indeed the couple vow to live together, but then Louis is sent to Mexico on business and, while he is away, the First World War breaks out. With travel and even communication across the Atlantic shut down, Louis makes a new life in Mexico. Years later, however, he returns to Germany to find his former beloved a widow and their feelings, though altered, no less engaged. Is it possible for love to survive precisely as the impossible?

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