While staying with her aunt at a fashionable spa, Else receives an unexpected telegram from her mother, begging her to save her father from debtor's jail. The only way out, it seems, is to approach an elderly acquaintance in order to borrow money from him. Through this telegram, Else is forced into the reality of a world entirely at odds with her romantic imagination - with horrific consequences. Pushkin Collection editions feature a spare, elegant series style and superior, durable components. The Collection is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken Premium White Paper and notch-bound by the independently owned printer TJ International in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are printed on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. Both paper and cover board are acid-free and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified.
"Schnitzler's brilliant novella." - Desmond Christy, Guardian "Schnitzler was a remarkable and versatile talent who adapted for his artistic purposes both the new techniques of psychoanalysis and what was later to be known as the stream of consciousness." - John Bayley, Times Literary Supplement "What makes it a tour de force is that the story is old, in a superbly sustained stream-of-consciousness, entirely from Else's point of view." - Gilbert Adair, Evening Standard
Arthur Schnitzler, geb. 15.5.1862 in Wien, versuchte bereits als Neunzehnjähriger seine ersten Dramen zu schreiben. Nach dem Studium der Medizin war er Assistenzarzt an der Allgemeinen Poliklinik und dann praktischer Arzt in Wien, bis er sich mehr und mehr seinen literarischen Arbeiten widmete. 1886 erscheinen die ersten Veröffentlichungen in Zeitungen, 1895 das erste Buch. Bei Arthur Schnitzler bildet stets der einzelne Mensch den Mittelpunkt seiner durchweg im Wien der Jahrhundertwende angesiedelten Stoffe. Er starb am 21.10.1931 als einer der bedeutendsten österreichischen Erzähler und Dramatiker der Gegenwart in Wien.
Schnitzler's brilliant novella -- Desmond Christy The Guardian Schnitzler was a remarkable and versatile talent who adapted for his artistic purposes both the new techniques of psychoanalysis and what was later to be known as the stream of consciousness -- John Bayley Times Literary Supplement What makes it a tour de force is that the story is old, in a superbly sustained stream-of-consciousness, entirely from Else's point of view -- Gilbert Adair Evening Standard