The Duel and Other Stories

The Duel and Other Stories

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The story primarily focuses on Ivan Andreich Laevsky and Nadyezhda Fyodorovna, lovers who have moved to the Caucasus. Nadezhda is married to another man and some townspeople disapprove of the couple living together. Laevsky confides in his friend Samoilenko that he no longer loves Nadyezhda. Laevsky drinks, gambles, and lacks direction.The scientist Von Koren feels that Laevsky's slovenly lifestyle is worthless. In fact, Von Koren feels killing Laevsky would be beneficial to society, an act of natural selection. Von Koren's dislike builds until he formally challenges Laevsky to a pistol duel.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507573200
  • 9781507573204
  • 1,417,396

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754 ratings
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2 3% (23)
1 1% (9)
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