Burning Secret

Author(s): Stefan Zweig (Author)


The Baron, bored on holiday, begins a flirtation with a beautiful woman via her twelve-year-old son. He befriends the child and charms him, all the while attempting to seduce the mother - but he cannot begin to imagine the effect he is having on the boy's life...Burning Secret is a witty, potent look at innocence, adult attraction and childhood passion.


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Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, into a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. He studied in Berlin and Vienna and was first known as a poet and translator, then as a biographer. Between the wars, Zweig was an international bestseller with a string of hugely popular novellas including�Letter from an Unknown Woman,�Amok�and�Fear. In 1934, with the rise of Nazism, he left Austria, and lived in London, Bath and New York-a period during which he produced his most celebrated works: his only novel,�Beware of Pity,�and his memoir,�The World of Yesterday.�He eventually settled in Brazil, where in 1942 he and his wife were found dead in an apparent double suicide. Much of his work is available from Pushkin Press.

General Fields

  • : 9781782274520
  • : Pushkin Press, Limited
  • : Pushkin Press, Limited
  • : 0.117934
  • : January 2018
  • : 180mm X 129mm
  • : January 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 128
  • : Paperback
  • : Stefan Zweig (Author)