The Duel

Aleksandr Kuprin

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The Duel is a 1905 novel by Russian author Aleksandr Kuprin. Generally considered to be his best work, and certainly the book that made him famous, The Duel follows the story of an intelligent young officer, Second Lieutenant Romashov, stationed at a military garrison in southern Russia. Romashov hates military life in general, and especially his colleagues, who he sees as sadistic as well as stupid. He falls in love with the wife of a superior officer, which leads to the duel of the title. The book is composed of 23 unnamed chapters.

This book has 176 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1905. This unstated translation was first published in 1916.

Production notes: This ebook of The Duel was published by Global Grey in 2020.

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