Beware of Pity - Stefan Zweig

This novel is one of my all-time favorites. An Austrian cavalry officer makes a faut pas at a party by inviting a crippled girl to dance. Trying to make amends, he gets involved in her family. Then he can’t extract himself. Set before World War I, the story demonstrates how bad judgment and the inability to make firm decisions changes the course of a life. The unwieldy nature of this book is part of its charm. Wes Anderson gave Zweig the nod in Grand Budapest Hotel. It’s an unsung classic, which will utterly capture your heart.

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By Stefan Zweig, Joan Acocella (Introduction by), Phyllis Blewitt (Translated by), Trevor Blewitt (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590172001
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 20th, 2006

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