Fiction. Young Adult. Introduction by Montana Agte-Studier. Best known for his biographies and his romantic novels, the novella BURNING SECRET is a perfect introduction to the Austrian writer. A bored baron captures the attention of a woman and her young son on holiday. But the baron's romantic overtures are frustrated by the boy's refusal to be cut out of the scene. Once "the burning secret" is revealed to him, his childhood innocence is lost.
Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna, Austria. A novelist, poet, playwright, journalist, and biographer, his subjects ranged from Marie Antoinette and Balzac to the Elizabethan Age and the French Revolution. Prominent in the 1920s and 1930s, Zweig was once the most-translated living author. His most popular works include the novels Beware of Pity and Confusion of Feelings. Forced by world events to live in exile in England, the United States, and finally Brazil, in 1942 Zweig and his wife took their own lives.Author City: VIENNA AUT