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Duel, The (Art of the Novella) Paperback – 22 Sep 2011

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  • Paperback: 118 pages
  • Publisher: MELVILLE HOUSE PUBLISHING (22 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935554514
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935554516
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 0.9 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,300,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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This is the orgininal book from the Ridley Scott film which I thought so-so. The story languished upon my shelf for thirty years and then, for my birthday, someone gave me this volume, wherein The Duel is published in isolation for the first time. So I finally read it this week, and it turns out to be among the best books I have ever read.

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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5.0 out of 5 stars Point of Honor 26 Mar. 2015
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”Haven’t you heard of the duel going on ever since 1801?” (from Joseph Conrad 'The Duel')

Superb story by Joseph Conrad. Details the account of two Duellist Hussars (Feraud and D'Hubert) in the Napoleonic era French Army.

Also recommended:

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')
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