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ISBN-10: 081297008X
ISBN-13: 9780812970081
Publisher: Modern Library
Publish Date: 10/14/2003
Dimensions: 8.31" L, 5.58" W, 0.34" H

The Duel

Translator: Constance Garnett
Introduction by: Aleksandar Hemon

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First published in 1891, this morality tale pits a scientist, a government worker, his mistress, a deacon, and a physician against one another in a verbal battle of wits and ethics that explodes into a violent contest: the duel. When Laevsky, a lazy youth who works for the government, tires of his dependent mistress, Nadyezhda Fyodorovna, Von Koren, the scientist, delivers a scathing critique of Loevsky’s egotism, forcing the young man to examine his soul. The Duel is a tale of human weakness, the possibility of forgiveness, and a man’s ultimate ability to change his ways. It is classic Chekhov, revealing the multifaceted essence of human nature.

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"Chekhov's art . . . is dedicated to explicit and definitive portraiture and the muscular trajectory of whole lives."–Cynthia Ozick
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ISBN-10: 081297008X
ISBN-13: 9780812970081
Publisher: Modern Library
Publish Date: 10/14/2003
Dimensions: 8.31" L, 5.58" W, 0.34" H
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