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Author: Alexander Pushkin Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: bodn
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Pushkin was notoriously sensitive about his own personal honor and is believed to have fought as many as twenty-nine duels … the last of which proved fatal for him. A duel is the crux of his masterful short story “The Pistol-Shot”but it is a duel with a difference. It starts out normally enough … an insult, a challenge, a meeting with pistols at dawn. But when the first shot misses, the insolent nonchalence of the first shooter (who goes on eating cherries while his adversary takes aim) prompts the other dueler to delay taking his shot until such a time as shall suit him. He is determined to pick a moment when death will be most unwelcome and inconvenient for his adversary. One day a letter arrives for him … and he knows that the moment has come.

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About the Author

Alexander Pushkin (1799–1837), known as the father of Russian literature, was descended from Russian nobility and from an African great-grandfather raised at the court of Peter the Great. His commitment to social reform resulted in government censorship of his work and a period of exile. He died after fighting a duel at the age of thirty-seven.

About the Narrator

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.