Pistols at Dawn
We love a good duel. Specifically, the kind involving honor, intrigue and (if possible) flintlock pistols.
So we were pleased to see a new duel-centric anthology coming down the transom from Melville House. It’s a box set of five novellas—each titled “The Duel”—from authors like Chekhov, Joseph Conrad and Giacomo Casanova, who knew a thing or two about escaping angry spouses. It’s machismo at its most restrained and idealistic—and a Dusting Off waiting to happen. Let us know if you need a good dueling glove…
- — Russell Brandom