Reading Group: Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig in Bath

Monday 12th May 2014

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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In the twilight of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a young cavalry officer is invited to dance at the home of a rich landowner. There – with a small act of attempted charity – he commits a simple faux pas.

But from this seemingly insignificant blunder comes a tale of catastrophe arising from kindness, and of honour poisoned by self-regard.