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Chess: A Novel - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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Chess: A Novel - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 01/06/2017
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'... 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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241305164
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 80 g
Dimensions: 200 x 133 x 6 mm


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A brilliant writer * New York Times *
One of the joys of recent years is the translation into English of Stefan Zweig's stories -- Edmund de Waal
Stefan Zweig was a late and magnificent bloom from the hothouse of fin de siecle Vienna * The Wall Street Journal *
Zweig is one of the masters of the short story and novella, and by 'one of the masters' I mean that he's up there with Maupassant, Chekhov, James, Poe, or indeed anyone you care to name -- Nick Lezard * Guardian *
A new favourite writer of mine -- Wes Anderson
Perhaps the best chess story ever written, perhaps the best about any game -- Economist
His great achievement in short form * The Times *

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An incredibly engrossing and very intense short story.
It becomes quite claustrophobic at points, with the intensity of the game and the characters situations.
Good to read in one sitting.

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