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Weights and Measures

Weights and Measures

Author: Joseph Roth
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'Every man had not only a weak spot but also a criminal one'


At his wife's insistence, upstanding citizen and artillery officer Anselm Eibensch�tz leaves his beloved Austro-Hungarian army and takes up a civilian post, as Inspector of Weights and Measures in a remote backwater near the Russian border. At first he does everything by the book, but gradually he finds himself adrift in a world of petty corruption, bribery and drunkenness - and undone by his passion for the beautiful gypsy Euphemia. A haunting evocation of Eastern Europe's borderlands in the early twentieth century, Weights and Measures is also the story of the disintegration of a good man.


Translated by David Le Vay

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  • : 9780241307441
  • : Penguin Books Limited (UK)
  • : Penguin Books Limited (UK)
  • : October 2017
  • : 19.80 cmmm X 12.90 cmmm
  • : August 2017
  • : books

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  • : en
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  • : Paperback
  • : Joseph Roth