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Chess : Mini Modern Classics - Stefan Zweig

Chess

Mini Modern Classics

Paperback

Published: 15th February 2011
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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.

About the Author

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 they committed suicide. Zweig's best-known works of fiction are Beware of Pity (1939) and The Royal Game (1944), but his most outstanding accomplishments were his many biographies, which were based on psychological interpretation.

ISBN: 9780141196305
ISBN-10: 0141196300
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 15th February 2011
Dimensions (cm): 16.1 x 11.1  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.07
Edition Number: 1