0440171830 Very good. Few creases. * Quality, Value, Experience. For further information or scans please call or email. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Engaging and fast-paced, this gripping coming-of-age novel of chess, feminism, and addiction speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four.
Eight year-old orphan Beth Harmon is quiet, sullen, and by all appearances unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess. Her senses grow sharper, her thinking clearer, and for the first time in her life she feels herself fully in control. By the age of sixteen, she?s competing for the U.S. Open championship. But as Beth hones her skills on the professional circuit, the stakes get higher, her isolation grows more frightening, and the thought of escape becomes all the more tempting.
?The Queen's Gambit is sheer entertainment. It is a book I reread
every few years--for the pure pleasure and skill of it.? -Michael Ondaatje
?Tevis traps us in the breathless drama of the moment and makes us feel the same intense involvement his characters feel.? ?The Cleveland Plain Dealer
?Ultimately, this is not really a novel about chess. . . . It can be read with intense enjoyment by those who know nothing about the game, as long as they are interested in what it means to be human at the deepest levels.? ?The Washington Post
?It?s advisable to tape your fingers before opening The Queen?s Gambit. Otherwise, the suspense may bring on nail-chewing right to the elbow.? ?Houston Chronicle
?There?s more excitement in Beth than in the collected works of Robert Ludlum.? ?Forth Worth Star-Telegram
?One of the most satisfying novels of the year.? ?St. Louis Post-Dispatch
?Compelling . . . A magnificent obsession.? ?Los Angeles Times
Titel: Queen's Gambit
Einband: Mass Market Paperback
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Laurel, US, 1989. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0440502160 Minor creasing, used book, still very good. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. LOWER5RSG614
Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicolson Orion Publishing Group. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 195x130x16 mm. Neuware - From the author of THE HUSTLER, THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT is a modern classic about a troubled chess prodigy and her battle to survive When she is sent to an orphanage at the age of eight, Beth Harmon soon discovers two ways to escape her surroundings, albeit fleetingly: playing chess and taking the little green pills given to her and the other children to keep them subdued. Before long, it becomes apparent that hers is a prodigious talent, and as she progresses to the top of the US chess rankings she is able to forge a new life for herself. But she can never quite overcome her urge to self-destruct . For Beth, there's more at stake than merely winning and losing. 256 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781474600842