Chess: A Novel by Stefan ZweigChess: A Novel by Stefan Zweig

Chess: A Novel

byStefan Zweig

Paperback | August 22, 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.
Stefan Zweig was born in 1881 in Vienna to a wealthy Austrian-Jewish family. Recognition as a writer came early for Zweig; by the age of forty, he had already won literary fame. In 1934, with Nazism entrenched, Zweig left Austria for England, and became a British citizen in 1940. In 1941 he and his second wife went to Brazil, where the...
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Title:Chess: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 7.79 × 5.08 × 0.23 inPublished:August 22, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241305160

ISBN - 13:9780241305164

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