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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Little Gem set in the French Riviera
I have yet to read anything by Stefan Zweig which I have not thoroughly enjoyed and this, my sixth book, is no exception.
Twenty Four Hours in the Life of a Woman is not a novel but a beautifully crafted story. Zweig is a master at drawing wonderful characters. Inititially set in a small guest house in the French Riviera in the 1920's where the narrator is befriended...
Published on 7 Oct 2010 by Kiwifunlad

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1.0 out of 5 stars wrong title for the contents of a different story
The book I received has a different cover but the same title. The story is from that of another novella of Zweig: Letter from an unknown woman! What a mixed-up!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Little Gem set in the French Riviera, 7 Oct 2010
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This review is from: 24 Hrs in the Life of a Woman (Paperback)
I have yet to read anything by Stefan Zweig which I have not thoroughly enjoyed and this, my sixth book, is no exception.
Twenty Four Hours in the Life of a Woman is not a novel but a beautifully crafted story. Zweig is a master at drawing wonderful characters. Inititially set in a small guest house in the French Riviera in the 1920's where the narrator is befriended by a 67 year old English widow who becomes the principal character of the book. She relates to the narrator an event that took place 20 odd years earlier in Monte Carlo. No surprises for guessing that the Casino features in her account. Zweig's description of the widow watching the gamblers is brilliantly evoked. She is mesmerised by one of the gamblers, a young Polish aristocarat and subsequently unfolds a fascinating and hauntingly realistic chain of events. Written in 1927 and mostly set in about 1900 this gem of a story has definitely weathered the passage of time.
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1.0 out of 5 stars wrong title for the contents of a different story, 28 Aug 2013
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The book I received has a different cover but the same title. The story is from that of another novella of Zweig: Letter from an unknown woman! What a mixed-up!
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