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  • Published: 11 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9780141192826
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $22.99

Six Stories



Six newly translated stories from the bestselling Austrian author

‘One of the masters of the short story’ Guardian

These six stories of obsession, secrets, delusions and desires from one of the greatest European writers show individuals caught up in forces beyond their control – whether an art dealer agreeing to a heartbreaking deception, a soldier destroyed by war, a servant infatuated with her employer or a young boy witnessing illicit adult passions. Portraying innocence lost and lives crushed by history, each tale is a psychologically acute, startling human drama. Contains 'The Invisible Collection', 'Episode on Lake Geneva', 'Leporella', 'Buchmendel', 'The Buried Candelabrum' and 'Burning Secret'.

  • Published: 11 June 2024
  • ISBN: 9780141192826
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for Six Stories

One of the masters of the short story.

Guardian

They have an astringency of outlook and a mastery of scale that I find enormously enjoyable.

Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes