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The Duel

The Duel

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Written by Alexander KuprinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alexander Kuprin
Translated by Josh BillingsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Josh Billings

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
  • Publisher: Melville House
  • On Sale: August 16, 2011
  • Price: $12.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-935554-52-3 (1-935554-52-2)
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This rediscovered gem by a major, yet neglected, writer– here presented in a dazzling new translation– is an absorbing account of the final days of Czarist Russia.

An absorbing saga about the brutalities of military life upon its own soldiers. Stranded at a distant outpost, young Romashov finds himself obliged to fight a duel–over something he realizes is meaningless. As the novel hurtles toward a startling conclusion, it reveals itself to be a luminous depiction of the end of an era.