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Chess : a novel

By: Zweig, Stefan

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0241305160 / 9780241305164
Paperback
833.912
01/06/2017
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England
Classics
20 cm 50 pages
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Translated from the German.

'... a human being, an intellectual human being who constantly bends the entire force of his mind on the ridiculous task of forcing a wooden king into the corner of a wooden board, and does it without going mad!'A group of passengers on a cruise ship challenge the world chess champion to a match.

At first, they crumble, until they are helped by whispered advice from a stranger in the crowd - a man who will risk everything to win.

Stefan Zweig's acclaimed novella Chess is a disturbing, intensely dramatic depiction of obsession and the price of genius.

BIC:

FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945), FYT Fiction in translation

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