The Royal Game: A Chess Story

by Stefan Zweig

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Published 4th November 2021

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Description

Chess world champion Mirko Czentovic is travelling on an ocean liner to Buenos Aires. Dull-witted in all but chess, he entertains himself on board by allowing others to challenge him in the game, before beating each of them and taking their money. But there is another passenger with a passion for chess: Dr B, previously driven to insanity during Nazi imprisonment by the chess games in his imagination. But in agreeing to take on Czentovic, what price will Dr B ultimately pay?

A moving portrait of one man’s madness, The Royal Game: a chess story is a searing examination of the power of the mind and the evil it can do.

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Weight0.3 kg

Translated by Alexander Starritt

ISBN:9781782278269

Genre:Classics / Fiction

Format:Paperback

Pages:96

Published:04-11-2021