chess_pieceThe Guardian surveys what it feels are the ten best uses of Chess from the history of literature. Books:

  • The Book of the Duchess by Chaucer
  • A Game at Chess by Thomas Middleton
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare
  • Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
  • The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig
  • The Waste Land by TS Eliot
  • The Defence by Vladimir Nabokov
  • From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
  • Murphy by Samuel Beckett
  • Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling