24 [Vierundzwanzig] Stunden aus dem Leben [Twenty-four hours in the life of a woman]

N.p. N.p., circa 1960. Bound carbon typescript of Stefan Zweig's 1927 novella, made for the purpose of use by German actress Lil Dagover for her reading of same for the 1963 German LP, "Lil Dagover spricht Stefan Zweig." Dagover's name is in blue holograph ink on the front board, then again with her German address on the front endpaper, then only her name once again on the title page. With Dagover's holograph corrections to the text on virtually every recto, and, when a rewrite of a passage was required, on the verso to the of a given typescript passage on the recto.

Typescript is accompanied by the resulting recording by Dagover, the original German issue by Deustsche Grammophon, released in 1963.

One of the most famous works by Zweig, an Austrian Jew who was a passionate collector of autograph manuscripts, maintained close friendships with the likes of Sigmund Freud and Richard Strauss, and whose prose took on the dual concerns of daily life and the impact of politics on everyday people. This novella is an outwardly simple drama of a single day in a woman's life, an English widow who becomes uncontrollably attracted to a gambling diplomat during an evening in Monte Carlo. She is quickly reeled into his very troubled life, and realizes her error too late. The novella was adapted to film in 1931, 1944, 1952, and 1968, and most recently in 2002, with the most notable among these adaptations is Max Ophuls' first American film, "Letter from an Unknown Woman" (1948), starring Joan Fontaine and Louis Jourdan.

Pages Near Fine, binding three quarter leather and decorated paper covered boards, with no titling, Very Good plus.


[Book #138254]

Price: $1,500.00