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The Duel
     

The Duel

by Heinrich von Kleist, Annie Janusch
 

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"No amount of wisdom could possibly make sense of the mysterious verdict which God intended through this duel."


A new translation of a key work by one of European literature’s most important early writers.

One of the few novellas written by the master German playwright, The

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About This Book

"No amount of wisdom could possibly make sense of the mysterious verdict which God intended through this duel."


A new translation of a key work by one of European literature’s most important early writers.

One of the few novellas written by the master German playwright, The Duel was considered by Thomas Mann and others to be one of the great works of German literature. The story of a virtuous woman slandered by a nobleman, it is a precise study of a subject that fascinated von Kleist: That people are sometimes seemingly punished for their very innocence.

This Is An Enhanced eBook

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

"Illuminations" contains writings by Paul the Deacon - J.G. Millingen - Sir Walter Scott - Johann Ludwig Uhland - Miguel de Cervantes - Andrew Lang - John Carl Blankenagel - Louis and Regis Senac - Alfred Hutton - Fiore de Liberi and a collection of the twelve laws of chivalry.
 
Illustrations include: Gerhard von Kugelgen - Johannes Gehrts - Jörg Breu Jüngere and Pauls Hector Mair - Achilles Emperaire - George Muhlberg and others.
 
Also included is The Duelist’s Supplement – “The Art of Dueling: How To Shoot and Slash Your Way To Satisfaction” which includes an entire facsimile scan of Fior de Liberi's Flower of Battle.

Editorial Reviews

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"A rousing, cinematic read — and a fine sample of Melville House’s new HybridBook series, which offers electronic bonus material (such as illustrated dueling instructions)." —-Flavorwire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612190747
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
Pages:
72
File size:
26 MB
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Meet the Author

Heinrich Von Kleist (1777–1811) is best known for his revolutionary plays and stories, such as Michael Kohlhaas, embracing realism and rejecting the ideals of eminent German humanists such as Goethe.

Annie Janusch is an editor at The Quarterly Conversation and Translation Review, and the translator of Wolf Haas' Brenner and God (Melville House).




From the Trade Paperback edition.

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