With the release of Wes Anderson's widely acclaimed The Grand Budapest Hotel, and our own collection of Anderson's personally selected Zweigian inspirations for the film, The Society of the Crossed Keys, Stefan Zweig seems to be all the rage this spring. There's been a glut of wonderful press coverage for the great Austrian author, with articles in Dazed Online, the Independent and The Daily Beast, and a discussion of Zweig's work on Open Book with Tibor Fischer and George Prochnik, as well as another great interview with George Prochnik on NPR in the USA. All of which which has attracted a host of new readers to his work! The book they're most attracted to is Zweig's only finished novel, the devastating depiction of the torment of unrequited love, Beware of Pity. We're not surprised, as it's perhaps the most highly regarded of all Zweig's feverishly compelling works. Here's some of the praise it's received over the years: 'It’s just a masterpiece. When I read it I thought, how is it that I don’t already know about this?' Wes Anderson ‘Zweig’s fictional masterpiece’ Guardian 'The novel I'll really remember reading this year is Stefan Zweig's frighteningly gripping Beware of Pity, first published in 1939 ... and part of the ongoing, valiant reprinting by Pushkin Press of Zweig's collected oeuvre; an intoxicating, morally shaking read about human responsibilities and a real reminder of what fiction can do best' Ali Smith, TLS Book of the Year 2008 'An unremittingly tense parable about emotional blackmail, this is a book which turns every reader into a fanatic' Julie Kavanagh, Intelligent Life (The Economist) 'Beware of Pity is the most exciting book I have ever read...a feverish, fascinating novel' Antony Beevor, Sunday Telegraph 'Original and powerful’ The New York Times 'I was riveted by it' Colin Firth 'Absolutely marvellous' Roy Hodgson, England football manager If all that's piqued your interest you can download a free extract here.