Impatience Of The Heart

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Hofmiller, an Austro-Hungarian cavalry officer stationed at the edge of the empire, is invited to a party at the home of a rich local landowner, a world away from the dreary routine of the barracks. The surroundings are glamorous, wine flows freely, and the exhilarated young Hofmiller asks his host’s lovely daughter for a dance, only to discover that sickness has left her painfully crippled. It is a minor blunder that will destroy his life, as pity and guilt gradually implicate him in a well-meaning but tragically wrongheaded plot to restore the unhappy invalid to health.

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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…

Impatience of the Heart 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.

A new translation by Jonathan Katz

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Weight 0.281 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

379

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

833.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K