The Queen's Gambit

By: Walter Tevis

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In this cult classic, Tevis does for chess what he did for pool in his bestselling novel "The Hustler"--he turns it into the most exciting game in the world. 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 she 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. Engaging and fast-paced, The Queen's Gambit speeds to a conclusion as elegant and satisfying as a mate in four.


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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.

Title: The Queen's Gambit

Author Name: Walter Tevis

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Penguin:

ISBN Number: 1400030609

ISBN Number 13: 9781400030606

Binding: Large Trade Paperback

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: OTF-S-9781400030606

Keywords: Netflix Novel Paperback