Book cover - Chess - Author Stefan Zweig


Author Stefan Zweig

  • Release Date: 2011-02-15
  • Genre: Classics
Our score: 4.5
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Chess Summary

Chess - '... 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.


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