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The Duel in Literature

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ISBN 9780674504387

Publication Date: 06/08/2015

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352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

10 halftones

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Honored in the Breach
    • “A Barbarous Custom”
    • Abbé de Saint-Pierre
    • Corneille, Le Cid (1637)
  • 2. The Comical Duel
    • Deterring the Duellist
    • Duel and Ridicule
    • Molière, Le bourgeois gentilhomme (1670)
    • More Wretches and Cowards
    • Sedaine, Le philosophe sans le savoir (1765)
    • Sheridan, The Rivals (1775)
    • Dickens, The Pickwick Papers (1836)
  • 3. The Poignant Duel
    • Richardson, Clarissa; or, The History of a Young Lady (1747–48)
    • Rousseau, Julie; ou, La nouvelle Héloïse (1761)
    • Laclos, Les liaisons dangereuses (1782)
  • 4. The Judicial Duel
    • Kleist, “Der Zweikampf” (1811)
  • 5. The “Romantic” Duel
    • Nature’s Aristocrats versus Darwinian Imperatives
    • Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (1823–31)
    • Mérimée, “Le vase étrusque” (1830)
  • 6. The Duel and Self-Realization
    • Smollett, The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748)
    • Casanova, “Il duello, ovvero Saggio della vita di G. C. Veneziano” (1780)
    • Hugo, Marion de Lorme (1829)
    • Thackeray, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. (1844)
    • Dumas père, Les trois mousquetaires (1844)
  • 7. The Grotesque Duel
    • Twain, A Tramp Abroad (1878) and Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894)
    • Maupassant, “Un duel” (1883) and “Un lâche” (1884)
    • Conrad, “A Duel” (1908)
    • Schnitzler, Casanovas Heimfahrt (1918)
    • Pirandello, Il giuoco delle parti (1918)
  • 8. Paradoxes of the Duel
    • A Tragicomedy
    • The Savage Noble
    • The Cult of Style
    • Laws and Rules
    • The Duel over Women
  • Epilogue: 1918
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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