The Duel

By Heinrich Von Kleist; Annie Janusch (Translator)
(Melville House Publishing, Paperback, 9781935554530, 51pp.)

Publication Date: August 16, 2011

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About This Book"
"No amount of wisdom could possibly make sense of the mysterious verdict which God intended through this duel.""
A new translation of a key work by one of European literature's most important early writers.
One of the few novellas written by the master German playwright, "The Duel" was considered by Thomas Mann and others to be one of the great works of German literature. The story of a virtuous woman slandered by a nobleman, it is a precise study of a subject that fascinated von Kleist: That people are sometimes seemingly punished for their very innocence.
This Is A Melville House "HybridBook"
HybridBooks are a union of print and electronic media: Purchasers of this print edition also receive Illuminations--additional curated material that expand the world of Kleist's novella through text and illustrations--at no additional charge.
To obtain the Illuminations for "The Duel "by Heinrich von Kleist, simply scan the QR code (or follow a url) found at the back of the print book, which leads to a page where you can download a file for your preferred electronic reading device.

"Illuminations" contains writings by Paul the Deacon - J.G. Millingen - Sir Walter Scott - Johann Ludwig Uhland - Miguel de Cervantes - Andrew Lang - John Carl Blankenagel - Louis and Regis Senac - Alfred Hutton - Fiore de Liberi and a collection of the twelve laws of chivalry.
Illustrations include: Gerhard von Kugelgen - Johannes Gehrts - JOrg Breu JUngere and Pauls Hector Mair - Achilles Emperaire - George Muhlberg and others.
Also included is The Duelist's Supplement - "The Art of Dueling: How To Shoot and Slash Your Way To Satisfaction" which includes an entire facsimile scan of Fior de Liberi's "Flower of Battle.




About the Author
Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) ist ein grosser deutscher Erzahler und Dramatiker, der sich ausserhalb der literarischen Stromungen seiner Zeit bewegte. Er brach mit den Konventionen seines Standes und fuhrte ein rastloses Leben. In seiner Tragodie der Verstrickung beschreibt er Menschen, die ohne jegliche Sicherheiten existieren. Radikal und sprachlich versiert fuhren seine Werke in die Abgrunde der menschlichen Seele. Dabei lotet er die Konflikte seiner Zeit aus. Finanziell ruiniert und zutiefst verzweifelt, nahm er sich gemeinsam mit der todkranken Henriette Vogel am 21. November 1811 das Leben. Michael Kohlhaas und Die Marquise von O... sind die bekanntesten seiner acht Erzahlungen. Kleist vollendete sieben Dramen, zu denen Der zerbrochne Krug, Amphitryon, Das Katchen von Heilbronn und Prinz Friedrich von Homburg gehoren.

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