The Duel



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 A Melville House "HybridBook"

HybridBooks are a union of print and electronic media: Purchasers of this print edition also receive Illuminations--additional illustrated material that expand the world of Chekhov's novella through text and illustrations--at no additional charge.

To obtain the Illuminations for The Duel by Anton Chekhov, simply scan the QR code (or follow a url) found at the back of the print book, which leads to a page where you can download a file for your preferred electronic reading device.

"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"


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General Fields

  • : 9780812970081
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : Random House Publishing Group
  • : October 2003
  • : .9 Centimeters X 13.3 Centimeters X 20.3 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 128