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Beware of Pity

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'The most exciting book I have ever read ... a feverish, fascinating novel' Antony Beevor, Sunday Telegraph 'I can't take any more of your revolting merciful kindness!' Who would have thought that the great military hero Captain Hofmiller - that living monument to his own courage - would have anything burdening his soul? But when he reveals his story, it is not one of bravery but tragedy: a simple blunder at a dance from which disaster grows, ruining lives with his weak, foolish pity... Beware of Pity is Stefan Zweig's greatest novel, fiercely capturing human emotions in all their subtleties and extremes - while Hofmiller, his unforgettable, naïve creation, misunderstands everything, resulting in his downfall. Translated by Jonathan Katz. Previously published as Impatience of the Heart.

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ISBN: 9780241678763
Publication date: 29th February 2024
Author: Stefan Zweig
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Genres: Classics
Translated Fiction
Narrative theme: Interior life
Narrative theme: Love and relationships