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Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman

By Anthea Bell,Stefan/ Bell,Zweig,Stefan Zweig

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| Paperback | 9781901285482

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Following the death of her husband, a middle-aged Englishwoman travels through Europe to escape loneliness and boredom. One evening during her stay at the French Riviera, while enjoying the atmosphere of the Monte Carlo Casino, she becomes mesmeri Continue

Following the death of her husband, a middle-aged Englishwoman travels through Europe to escape loneliness and boredom. One evening during her stay at the French Riviera, while enjoying the atmosphere of the Monte Carlo Casino, she becomes mesmerized by the obsessive gambling of a young Polish aristocrat. This fateful encounter leads to passion, despair and death, changing both their lives forever.

Stefan Zweig-novelist, librettist, poet, translator and biographer-was born in 1881, a member of a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He was educated in Berlin and Vienna. His stories and novellas were collected in 1934 when, faced with the rise of the Nazis he moved to London, taking British citizenship, before settling in Brazil, where, in 1942, he and his wife were found dead in bed.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    Maravilloso. Sus protagonistas suelen ser un poco intensas pero lo cuenta todo tan bien que se le perdona.

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    Bichejo said on Aug 15, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Clásico

    Primer acercamiento a la obra del aclamado autor austriaco. La prosa, de gran belleza, en ocasiones puede resultar excesivamente adornada. La historia, corta pero intensa, nos habla del amor y del influjo que éste ejerce en nuestra voluntad. Muy inte ...(continue)

    Primer acercamiento a la obra del aclamado autor austriaco. La prosa, de gran belleza, en ocasiones puede resultar excesivamente adornada. La historia, corta pero intensa, nos habla del amor y del influjo que éste ejerce en nuestra voluntad. Muy interesante.

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    Jmrivasro said on Jul 14, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Entrare nel mondo di S.Zweig è come inoltrarsi nel mondo delle "Mille e una notte"

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    Romeomuratori said on May 31, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Esperaba más de este libro, el principio y el final no son gran cosa, lo salva la apasionante parte central. Zweig es un maestro describiendo sentimientos, pero se me hizo demasiado corto.

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    antaeus said on Feb 19, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Es un autor sútil y magnífico a la hora de mostrar las debilidades y las flaquezas humanas. Me encanta este autor.

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    micr2005 said on Feb 16, 2014 | Add your feedback

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    Zweig es un valor seguro

    Incluso en novelas como esta en que la trama es bastante previsible, la elegancia de su prosa y la buena construcción del relato hacen que su lectura merezca la pena.

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    Tyrion said on Jan 4, 2014 | Add your feedback

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