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Beware of Pity
  • ISBN: 9781805330226
  • Pages: 464
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press
  • Binding: Paperback

Beware of Pity

Stefan Zweig

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In 1913, young second lieutenant Hofmiller discovers the terrible danger of pity.

He had no idea the girl was lame when he asked her to dance-so begins a series of visits, motivated by pity, which relieve his guilt but give her a dangerous glimmer of hope. Stefan Zweig’s unforgettable novel is a devastating depiction of the betrayal of both honour and love, amid the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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