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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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Royal Game Paperback 7904529 $4.95 1983
The Royal Game Paperback 14141980 $5.00 1961
Skaknovelle [Royal Game] Audible Audio Edition 106622 $18.38 2007
The royal game: Amok. Letter from an unknown woman Hardcover 11578274 $24.95 1946
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The Royal Game & Other Stories Hardcover 14043323 $56.39 2000
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The Royal Game And Other Stories Paperback 7814447 $13.37
The Royal Game & Other Stories Paperback 469567 $13.06 $7.99 2000
Twenty Four Hours in the Life of a Woman and The Royal Game Paperback 3138927 $166.07 $20.81 2006
The Royal Game Paperback 90415 $8.24 2020
The Royal Game (translated) Kindle Edition 523377 $3.19 2020
The Royal Game: A Chess Story Audible Audiobook 38161 $6.87 2020
The Royal Game and Other Stories Hardcover 1920347 $39.98 $13.75 1984