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9788420460284

Gambito de dama / The Queen’s Gambit

  • ISBN 13:

    9788420460284

  • ISBN 10:

    8420460281

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/23/2021
  • Publisher: Alfaguara

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Summary

Bestseller del New York Times.

El personaje de tu vida. El libro en el que se inspira la miniserie más vista de la historia de Netflix.

«Un libro que releo cada pocos años, por puro placer.» -Michael Ondaatje


Desde su primera publicación en 1983, esta novela se convirtió en un libro de culto para ajedrecistas en particular y amantes de la gran novela americana en general. Un secreto que de repente explotó a finales de 2020 con el estreno de la serie basada en esta historia, conquistando en tiempo récord al mundo entero. Beth Harmon, la protagonista, es ya un icono en la mente de los millones de fans de Gambito de dama: huérfana, solitaria, politoxicómana, competitiva, frágil, genial. Una Mozart del ajedrez cuya inteligencia le brinda tantos éxitos como problemas.

Esta novela, adictiva, trepidante, y con una tensión que no decae en cada partida, en cada viaje, en cada momento de abandono de la protagonista, que siempre oscila entre el éxito y el abismo, se quedará en el corazón de los lectores. Y les servirá además como introducción al mundo del ajedrez, que, como Beth Harmon, parece tranquilo y accesible, pero contiene debajo todo un volcán de pasiones y peligros.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

New York Times Bestseller.

Netflix’s most watched limited series to date! The thrilling novel of one young woman’s journey through the worlds of chess and drug addiction.​


When eight-year-old Beth Harmon’s parents are killed in an automobile accident, she’s placed in an orphanage in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Plain and shy, Beth learns to play chess from the janitor in the basement and discovers she is a prodigy. Though penniless, she is desperate to learn more—and steals a chess magazine and enough money to enter a tournament. Beth also steals some of her foster mother’s tranquilizers to which she is becoming addicted.

At thirteen, Beth wins the chess tournament. By the age of sixteen she is competing in the US Open Championship and, like Fast Eddie in The Hustler, she hates to lose. By eighteen she is the US champion—and Russia awaits . . .

Fast-paced and elegantly written, The Queen’s Gambit is a thriller masquerading as a chess novel—one that’s sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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, Man Booker Prize–winning author of The English Patient

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