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The Post Office Girl: Stefan Zweig's Grand Hotel Novel (Paperback)
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The Post Office Girl: Stefan Zweig's Grand Hotel Novel (Paperback)

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It's the 1930s. Christine, A young Austrian woman whose family has been impoverished by the war, toils away in a provincial post office. Out of the blue, a telegram arrives from an American aunt she's never known, inviting her to spend two weeks in a Grand Hotel in a fashionable Swiss resort. She accepts and is swept up into a world of almost inconceivable wealth and unleashed desire, where she allows herself to be utterly transformed. Then, just as abruptly, her aunt cuts her loose and she has to return to the post office, where - yes - nothing will ever be the same.

Publisher: Sort of Books
ISBN: 9780954221720
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 302 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
An extraordinary work...there's a volcanic energy to Zweig's writing...wholly mesmerising. * The Herald *
A far more powerful, worthwhile and enjoyable novel than our present bestsellers -- David Sexton * Evening Standard *
This haunting novel is a monument to Zweig's skill * Sunday Telegraph *
Language that pierces both brain and heart * The Spectator *
Stefan Zweig was a late and magnificent bloom from the hothouse of fin de siecle Vienna...The posthumous publication of a Zweig novel affords an opportunity to revisit this gifted writer...The Post Office Girl is captivating. * The Wall Street Journal *
Zweig is one of the masters of the short story and novella, and by 'one of the masters' I mean that he's up there with Maupassant, Chekhov, James, Poe, or indeed anyone you care to name. -- Nicholas Lezard * Guardian *
A brilliant writer. * New York Times *
I do think this is exceptional.There are scenes of hope and despair that are so lucid, powerful and alive. A classic. -- Esther Freud

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“'She has begun to find out who she is...'”

Christine Hoflehner is the post office girl of the title, working in a village branch in Klein-Reifling, Austria, in the years after World War One. Her days are identical, each spent working away at the post office,... More

Paperback edition
16th November 2012
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“The Post Office Girl”

Another classic beautifully told novel by such a gifted storyteller. This book deserves to be in the best sellers list. Pushkin Press are doing a wonderful job of reprinting all of these great novels. The story is... More

Paperback edition
21st September 2009
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