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The Duel

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The Book
First published in 1891, this morality tale pits a scientist, a government worker, his mistress, a deacon, and a physician against one another in a verbal battle of wits and ethics that explodes into a violent contest: the duel. A classic Chekhov, The Duel is a tale of human weakness, the possibility of forgiveness, and a man’s ultimate ability to change his ways.

The Duel

by Anton Chekhov
About
The Book
First published in 1891, this morality tale pits a scientist, a government worker, his mistress, a deacon, and a physician against one another in a verbal battle of wits and ethics that explodes into a violent contest: the duel. A classic Chekhov, The Duel is a tale of human weakness, the possibility of forgiveness, and a man’s ultimate ability to change his ways.
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What David Mitchell says

A novella, I know, but I would save it from a burning house before everything else I’ve ever read.