'...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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 15/02/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141196305