Krabat, a 12-year-old beggar boy, is summoned in a dream to a mysterious mill where he finds himself in the company of eleven other boys, all apprenticed to a sinister Master who will teach them the finer points of black magic—whether they want to learn them or not. Preussler’s incantatory story of the power of friendship to challenge evil has been casting a spell on readers of all ages since first published in 1971.
Confusion is one of [Zweigs] finest and most exemplary works…a perfect reminder of, or introduction to, Zweigs economy and subtlety as a writer. —Robert Macfarlane, The Times Literary Supplement
Ludwig, an Austrian, is in Mexico when WWI breaks out. Unable to return home, he sets aside an unhappy love affair with the wife of his employer and builds a new life abroad. Years later he returns to Europe to find his beloved a widow. “Journey Into the Past is vintage Stefan Zweig—lucid, tender, powerful and compelling. —The Independent