Zweig, Stefan Amok

ISBN 13: 9781782274513

Amok

4.07 avg rating
( 18,111 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781782274513: Amok
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A new pocket edition of this Conradian tale of maddening desire, from the master of the novella

On a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly.

This is one the most intense and incisive of the novellas which brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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.

Review:

'I can't think of a writer who is more successful at depicting amour fou - what one critic describes as "sex and madness breaking through the lacquered screen of upper-bourgeois society"- nowhere more grippingly than in Amok in which a doctor, a Conradesque loner, is tipped into "a sort of human rabies" by an unattainable colonial wife.' - Julie Kavanagh, Economist Intelligent Life

'To read Zweig is to be in the presence of a properly mature writer, for all that his characters are often in the grip of highly inappropriate desires. (...) These are unforgettable stories, beautifully translated. Anthea Bell is a first-rate translator; she brings out the humour as well as the anguish that make Zweig's work so sympathetically acute.' - Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781533461063: Amok (Spanish Edition)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 1533461066 ISBN 13: 9781533461063
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishi..., 2016
Softcover

9781332689613: Amok (Classic Reprint) (Spanish Edition)

Forgot..., 2018
Softcover

9781533459794: Amok (Spanish Edition)

Create..., 2016
Softcover

9780364187319: Amok (Classic Reprint) (Spanish Edition)

Forgot..., 2018
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Zweig, Stefan (author)
Published by Pushkin Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 1782274510 ISBN 13: 9781782274513
New Softcover Quantity available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Pushkin Press, 2018. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 29798710-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Stefan Zweig
Published by PUSHKIN PRESS, United Kingdom (2018)
ISBN 10: 1782274510 ISBN 13: 9781782274513
New Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description PUSHKIN PRESS, United Kingdom, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. On a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly.This is one the most intense and incisive of the novellas which brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame. Seller Inventory # AAZ9781782274513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

3.

Zweig, Stefan
Published by Pushkin Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 1782274510 ISBN 13: 9781782274513
New Paperback Quantity available: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Pushkin Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781782274513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Stefan Zweig
Published by PUSHKIN PRESS, United Kingdom (2018)
ISBN 10: 1782274510 ISBN 13: 9781782274513
New Paperback Quantity available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description PUSHKIN PRESS, United Kingdom, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. On a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a tale of power and desire, pride and shame and a headlong flight into folly.This is one the most intense and incisive of the novellas which brought Stefan Zweig to worldwide fame. Seller Inventory # BZV9781782274513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Zweig, Stefan (Author)
Published by Pushkin Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1782274510 ISBN 13: 9781782274513
New PAP Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Pushkin Press, 2017. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # H9-9781782274513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

Zweig, Stefan
Published by Pushkin Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 1782274510 ISBN 13: 9781782274513
New Softcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Pushkin Press, 2018. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 1782274510-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

Stefan Zweig
Published by Pushkin Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 1782274510 ISBN 13: 9781782274513
New Paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Pushkin Press, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Paperback. On a sweltering ocean-liner travelling from India to Europe a passenger tells his story: the tale of a doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his duty and the pull of his emotions; a.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 96 pages. 0.092. Seller Inventory # 9781782274513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell (translator)
Published by Steerforth Press 2017-11-02, London (2017)
ISBN 10: 1782274510 ISBN 13: 9781782274513
New paperback Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Steerforth Press 2017-11-02, London, 2017. paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9781782274513

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.30
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

Zweig, Stefan
Published by Pushkin Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 1782274510 ISBN 13: 9781782274513
New Softcover Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Books Puddle
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description Pushkin Press, 2018. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 26375599433

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

Zweig, Stefan
Published by Pushkin Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 1782274510 ISBN 13: 9781782274513
New Softcover Quantity available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(Hounslow, United Kingdom)

Book Description Pushkin Press, 2018. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 370445974

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.18
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book