Conqueror of the Seas - The Story of Magellan

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Lightning Source Incorporated, 2008 - History - 388 pages
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Stefan Zweig (1881--1942) spent his youth studying philosophy and the history of literature in Vienna and belonged to a pan-European cultural circle that included Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss. In 1934, under National Socialism, Zweig fled Austria for England, where he authored several novels, short stories, and biographies. In 1941 Zweig and his second wife traveled to Brazil, where they both committed suicide. NYRB Classics published his novels "Chess Story" and "Beware of Pity,"
Joel Rotenberg has produced NYRB original translations for Stefan Zweig's "Chess Story" and Hugo von Hofmannsthal's "The Lord Chandos Letter,

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