Stefan Zweig (1881 - 1942) was a poet, novelist, and dramatist, but it was his biographies that expressed his full genius, recreating for his international audience the Elizabethan age, the French Revolution, the great days of voyages and discoveries. In this autobiography he holds the mirror up to his own age, telling the story of a generation that "was loaded down with a burden of fate as was hardly any other in the course of history." Zweig attracted to himself the best minds and loftiest souls of his era: Freud, Yeats, Borgese, Pirandello, Gorky, Ravel, Joyce, Toscanini, Jane Addams, Anatole France, and Romain Rolland are but a few of the friends he writes about.
Paperback in good condition, binding sound and inner pages clean and unmarked, the very top corner of the last 70 pages is very slightly bent but this does not affect the print in any way. There is also a small stain on the bottom of the book but this does not affect the print. The bottom of the front cover is very slightly creased in the middle, as is the top of the front cover and the top of the back cover. There is what may be a small ink stain on the pages at the top of the book near the spine, again this does not affect the print in any way.