The Duel

The Duel

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by Anton Chekhov
     
 

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"Hate you!" Laevsky said quietly, breathing heavily. "I've hated you a long time!"


This new translation of the literary masterpiece— which combines a beautiful romance with high suspense— is here presented for the first time as a stand-alone volume.

One of Chekhov’s most

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About This Book

"Hate you!" Laevsky said quietly, breathing heavily. "I've hated you a long time!"


This new translation of the literary masterpiece— which combines a beautiful romance with high suspense— is here presented for the first time as a stand-alone volume.

One of Chekhov’s most important lengthy works, this remarkable story gives a startling twist to his classic, ongoing study of bourgeois romance when he sets it on a collision course with a decaying, Czarist concept of honor. It ends in the ultimate Chekhovian observation: that fate is often ludicrous.

This Is An Enhanced eBook

This eBook contains Illuminations—additional illustrated material that expand the world of Kleist’s novella through text and illustrations—at no additional charge. 

"Illuminations" contains writings by Mikhail Lermontov - Ivan Goncharov - Alexander Pushkin - Herbert Spencer - Friedrich Nietzsche - Jack London - Thomas Paine - Francis Bacon - Charles McKay – And a guide to the game of vint.
 
Full-color illustrations include: William Hogarth - James Joseph Tissot - Jan Steen - The Shahnameh and more.
 
Also Included: “Against The Duel: Writing In Protest of Dueling

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“[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:
9781612190709
Publisher:
Melville House Publishing
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Series:
Art of the Novella Series
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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“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


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Meet the Author

Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) became one of the world’s leading writers for a series of stories, novellas and plays that are now recognized as masterpieces, including novellas such as My Life and plays such as The Cherry Orchard.

Margarita Shalina is a poet, critic, and essayist, whose work has included the literal translation of Uncle Vanya for playwright Annie Baker's off-Broadway production.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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