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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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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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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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Chess Story, also known as The Royal Game, is the Austrian master Stefan Zweig’s final achievement, completed in Brazilian exile and sent off to his American publisher only days before his suicide in 1942. It is the only story in which Zweig looks at Nazism, and he does so with characteristic emphasis on the psychological.­Travelers by ship from New York to Buenos Aires find that on board with them is the world champion of chess, an arrogant and unfriendly man. They come together to try their skills against him and are soundly defeated. Then a mysterious passenger steps forward to advise them and their fortunes change. How he came to possess his extraordinary grasp of the game of chess and at what cost lie at the heart of Zweig’s story.­This new translation of Chess Story brings out the work’s unusual mixture of high suspense and poignant reflection.

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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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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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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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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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A famous author receives a letter on his forty-­first birthday. He doesn’t know the sender, but still the letter concerns him intimately. Its story is earnest, even piteous: the story of a life lived in service to an unannounced, unnoticed love. In the other stories in this collection, a young man mistakes the girl he loves for her sister; two erstwhile lovers meet after an age spent apart; and a married woman repays a debt of gratitude. All four tales, newly translated by the award-­winning Anthea Bell, are among Zweig’s most celebrated and compelling work—expertly paced, laced with empathy and an unwaveringly acute sense of psychological detail.­Review'Stefan Zweig's time of oblivion is over for good... it's good to have him back ' - Salman Rushdie, The New York Times 'One hardly knows where to begin in praising Zweig s work.­' - Ali Smith, TLS Book of the Year 2008 About the AuthorStefan Zweig (1881-­1942) was born in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-­Jewish family. He studied in . . .

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