The World of Yesterday

  • by Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell - translator
  • Narrated by David Horovitch
  • 17 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Stefan Zweig's memoir, The World of Yesterday, recalls the golden age of prewar Europe - its seeming permanence, its promise and its devastating fall with the onset of two world wars. Zweig's passionate, evocative prose paints a stunning portrait of an era that danced brilliantly on the brink of extinction. It is an unusually humane account of Europe from the closing years of the 19th century through to World War II, seen through the eyes of one of the most famous writers of his era. Zweig's books (novels, biographies, essays) were translated into numerous languages, and he moved in the highest literary circles; he also encountered many leading political and social figures of his day.
The World of Yesterday is a remarkable, totally engrossing history. This translation by the award-winning Anthea Bell captures the spirit of Zweig's writing in arguably his most important work, completed shortly before his tragic death in 1942. It is read with sympathy and understanding by David Horovitch.

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What the Critics Say

"One of the greatest memoirs of the twentieth century." (David Hare)
"Zweig's celebration of the brotherhood of peoples reminds us that there is another way." (The Nation)

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More Zweig please

A compelling memoir. I would love to see a collection of stories, his novellas and more of his non fiction available on audible.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-10-2017
  • Publisher: Ukemi Audiobooks