The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig

On a cruise ship bound for Buenos Aires, an electifying encounter takes place between the reigning world chess champion and an unknown passenger. The stranger’s diffident manner masks his extraordinary ability to challenge the grandmaster in a game of chess; it also conceals his dark and damaged past, the horror of which emerges as the game unfolds.

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The 825th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The 100 Best Books in the World ( (in German))
  2. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)

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