Beware of Pity is a 1939 novel by the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. It was Zweig's longest fiction book. It was adapted into a 1946 film with the same title, directed by Maurice Elvey.
Rereading: Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig | Books | The Guardian
Famous for his novellas, popular histories and biographies, Stefan Zweig wrote only one novel, Beware of Pity. Nicholas Lezard on a study of nostalgia and disillusionment