A Set of Six (Classic Reprint)

A Set of Six (Classic Reprint)

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

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"The Duel," the longest story in this volume, has appeared already some years ago under the title "The Point of Honor" in the form of a small book adorned by a few clever illustrations; but at my urgent request Messrs. Doubleday, Page & Co. have agreed to reprint it in its proper place in the "Set of Six," under the title it bore in the

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Excerpt from A Set of Six

"The Duel," the longest story in this volume, has appeared already some years ago under the title "The Point of Honor" in the form of a small book adorned by a few clever illustrations; but at my urgent request Messrs. Doubleday, Page & Co. have agreed to reprint it in its proper place in the "Set of Six," under the title it bore in the first English edition.

I don't think there is anything objectionable in this revival. On the contrary. the choice lay between restoring that tale to its proper home and surroundings and the cutting down of the "Set of Six" to a "Set of Five."

But the "Set of Six," if not an organic whole, is a homogeneous group written with a certain unity of method. Moreover "The Duel" is, so far, my only attempt at historical fiction: as earnest an attempt as if the work were ten times its size. To see it dropped out of its place in the collection would have been very painful to my parental feelings.

The return of this tale to the light of day has made me happy.

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ISBN-13:
9781330866689
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/07/2015
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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A Set Of Six 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tons of typos (especially where the text is in French), missing words, even sections where entire paragraphs are repeated over and over, only to pick up again pages later, leaving out important parts of the story. Try finding another copy, because the stories are well-worth reading---just not in this format.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books of short stories. Conrad is a master storyteller.
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