Duel

Duel

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by Anton Chekhov
     
 

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"Casanova, the Prince of Italian adventurers, is remembered as a libertine and rogue. Few know the true story of his remarkable life - and of the duel he once fought with a Polish Count." On the run from the Venetian authorities, Casanova was forced to become an exile. Far from destitute, however, his reputation afforded him shelter throughout Europe, and gained him… See more details below

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"Casanova, the Prince of Italian adventurers, is remembered as a libertine and rogue. Few know the true story of his remarkable life - and of the duel he once fought with a Polish Count." On the run from the Venetian authorities, Casanova was forced to become an exile. Far from destitute, however, his reputation afforded him shelter throughout Europe, and gained him admission into society's highest circles. Yet there, he soon found himself implicated, insulted, and forced to enter into a duel over a ballerina - a lady in whom neither he nor his Polish rival had the slightest interest. Describing the dramatic encounter and its surprising outcome with sardonic and even blase humour, Casanova creates a work of thrilling adventure, and proves his literary prowess.

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“[A] bracingly comic story—available in a series of duel-themed novellas reprinted by Melville House."
New Yorker

“I would save it from a burning house before everything else I've ever read."
David Mitchell, author of Cloud Atlas

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307432155
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/18/2007
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
0 MB

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The Duel


By Anton Chekhov, Margarita Shalina

Melville House

Copyright © 2011 Anton Chekhov
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-935554-50-9


“Laevsky played, drank wine and thought that the duel was basically foolish and pointless, as it does not resolve the question, but only complicates it further, however such things are unavoidable at times.”—Anton Chekhov, The Duel
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