ZWEIG, Stefan

Fear

Irene Wagner leads a comfortable and carefree life with her husband and two children. However, after eight years of marriage, dances, theater, opera and other social activities seem predictable and bland....

Beware of Pity

Hofmiller, a young officer in a provincial city, visits a local noble family. The father is rich, and has a daughter who suffers from paralysis. Moved by piety and compassion, he begins to visit her...

Chess Story

Dr. B. is a discreet Austrian lawyer who is arrested by the Gestapo to extract information from him. To prevent his mind from giving in to torture, the doctor devotes himself to memorizing 150 chess games....