Amok by Stefan Zweig

The nameless first person narrator travels from India to Europe on the ocean liner Oceania in 1912. One night, during a walk on deck, he meets a man who, disturbed and scared, avoids any social contact on the ship. The following night the narrator meets this man again. Although intimidated at first, the man soon begins to trust the narrator and tells him his story. When the first person narrator offers to help the doctor, the latter categorically turns down the offer, disappearing to be never heard of again. Only at the arrival in Naples, the narrator learns about a mysterious accident that happened while the cargo was being discharged: when the lead coffin with the woman's remains was being unloaded, the doctor threw himself onto the coffin that was fastened to ropes, thereby dragging both the coffin and him down to the bottom of the sea. Neither could the person running amok be saved nor could the coffin be recovered.

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The 1315th greatest fiction book of all time


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Amok Mass Market Paperback 15477549 $12.89 1993
Amok: A Story Hardcover 9902472 $14.00
Amok (Opere di Stefan Zweig Vol. 1) (Italian Edition) Kindle Edition 3265918 2014
Amok and other Stories (Pushkin Collection) Kindle Edition 2005914 2007
Amok (Narrativa del Acantilado nº 50) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1027596 2011
Amok Paperback 17009033 $12.98 $17.99 2003
Amok (German Edition) Paperback 6666403 $3.28 2017
Amok Koşucusu (Turkish Edition) Paperback 6361755 $3.42 2017
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