By Stefan Zweig
The good Austrian author Stefan Zweig was once a grasp anatomist of the deceitful center, and watch out for Pity, the single novel he released in the course of his lifetime, uncovers the seed of selfishness inside even the best of feelings.
Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed on the fringe of the empire, is invited to a celebration on the domestic of a wealthy neighborhood landowner, an international clear of the dreary regimen of the barracks. the environment are glamorous, wine flows freely, and the exhilarated younger Hofmiller asks his host's attractive daughter for a dance, simply to find that illness has left her painfully crippled. it's a minor blunder that may spoil his existence, as pity and guilt steadily implicate him in a well-meaning yet tragically wrongheaded plot to revive the sorrowful invalid to health.
"Stefan Zweig was once a dismal and unorthodox artist; it's strong to have him back."--Salman Rushdie
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