Beware of Pity

by Stefan Zweig

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-5123-0
  2. Pages: 446 pages
  3. Date: 20 March 2018

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Lieutenant Anton Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed far from home, is invited to a lavish party at the mansion of a rich Hungarian landowner, Lajos. In a world of luxurious living far removed from the bare life at the barracks, Anton meets Edith, the daughter of the host, and spontaneously asks her for a dance. When he realizes a sickness has left her crippled for life, deep compassion for her overtakes him, leading Edith to fall in love with him. Soon Anton is drawn into a vortex of events and emotions quite unforeseen, as pity and guilt inexorably implicate him in a well-meaning intention that tragically goes wrong.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Stefan Zweig was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. During the 1920s and 1930s, he was among the most popular writers in the world. Some of his other popular works are Letter from an Unknown Woman and Amok.

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