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by John Leigh | 05 June 2015
Category: Other Books
Synopsis
Many of the greatest names in Western literature wrote about or even fought in duels. As John Leigh explains, in this history of the duel, it was a gift as a plot device. However, writers also sought to discover in duels something more fundamental about human conflict and how we face our fears of humiliation, pain, and death. For some, it was a social issue, a scourge to be mocked or lamented, although even its critics could be seduced by its risk and glamour. Others defended duelling by arguing that the man of noble bearing who cared less about living than living with honour was everything that the contemporary bourgeois was not. Thus, the literary history of the duel, as this volume makes clear, illuminates the tensions that attended the birth of the modern world.
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Synopsis
Many of the greatest names in Western literature wrote about or even fought in duels. As John Leigh explains, in this history of the duel, it was a gift as a plot device. However, writers also sought to discover in duels something more fundamental about human conflict and how we face our fears of humiliation, pain, and death. For some, it was a social issue, a scourge to be mocked or lamented, although even its critics could be seduced by its risk and glamour. Others defended duelling by arguing that the man of noble bearing who cared less about living than living with honour was everything that the contemporary bourgeois was not. Thus, the literary history of the duel, as this volume makes clear, illuminates the tensions that attended the birth of the modern world.
€40.53
121 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780674504387
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 05/06/2015
Categories - All, Books, Fiction, Literature, Literary Reference & Essays, All, Books, Other Books
No. of Pages - 352
Weight - 634
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 25
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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