Best known for his biographies and his romantic novels, the novella Burning Secret by Stefan Zweig is a perfect introduction to the Austrian writer. A bored baron captures the attention of a woman and her young son on holiday. But the baron's romantic overtures are frustrated by the boy's refusal to be cut out of the scene. Once "the burning secret" is revealed to him, his childhood innocence is lost.
This edition of Burning Secret includes a new, critical introduction that provides background on Zweig's writing and makes the case for this novella to be your entry point to the writer.
Book details: 978-0-9986423-6-9 | 105 pages | 4.25" x 6.875"
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