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Chess: A Novel (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback – 1 Jun. 2017

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A brilliant writer ― New York Times

One of the joys of recent years is the translation into English of Stefan Zweig's stories -- Edmund de Waal

Stefan Zweig was a late and magnificent bloom from the hothouse of fin de siecle Vienna ―
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Zweig is one of the masters of the short story and novella, and by 'one of the masters' I mean that he's up there with Maupassant, Chekhov, James, Poe, or indeed anyone you care to name -- Nick Lezard ―
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A new favourite writer of mine -- Wes Anderson

Perhaps the best chess story ever written, perhaps the best about any game -- Economist

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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.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin Classics; 8th edition (1 Jun. 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 96 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0241305160
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0241305164
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 0.58 x 19.79 cm
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Stefan Zweig (/zwaɪɡ, swaɪɡ/; German: [tsvaɪk]; November 28, 1881 in Vienna – February 22, 1942 in Petrópolis) was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most popular writers in the world.

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