Duel, The (Art of the Novella) Paperback – 22 Sep 2011
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About the Author
Joseph Conrad, (1857-1924) born JOzef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, was a Polish-born English novelist. Most of his works featured a nautical setting and depicted trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honor. Before he started writing, Conrad joined the French merchant marines and later joined the British navy. Some of his numerous works include, Heart of Darkness, The Arrow of Gold, The Secret Agent, An Outcast of the Islands, and Lord Jim. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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It concerns two officers in Napoleon's Grand Army who duel on several occasions over many years. It evokes the spirit of dueling which I always thought stupid. Yet both men are dignified and fallible, and simply operated in another time. It's billed as ironic and anti-duelling but I think it's actually more ambivalent about duelling. And it certainly marries tender feelings to wilful violence. A first, thought-provoking and ultimately very touching novella.
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Superb story by Joseph Conrad. Details the account of two Duellist Hussars (Feraud and D'Hubert) in the Napoleonic era French Army.
Giacomo Casanova’s The Duel
Anton Chekhov’s The Duel
Joseph Conrad’s The Duel
Heinrich von Kleist’s The Duel
Aleksander Pushkin's The Duel (AKA The Pistol, The Shooter)
Aleksander Kuprin’s The Duel
Mark Twain's How I Escaped Being Killed in a Duel
Jorge Luis Borges' The Duel
O. Henry's The Duel
Guy de Maupassant's A Duel
Nikolai Teleshov's The Duel
Vladimir Nabokov's The Duel (AKA An Affair of Honor)
Charles Dickens's The Great Winglebury Duel
Touché: The Duel in Literature by John Leigh
"Napoleon I., whose career had the quality of a duel against the whole of Europe, disliked duelling between the officers of his army. The great military emperor was not a swashbuckler, and had little respect for tradition." (Joseph Conrad from 'The Duel')