The Point of Honor: A Military Tale

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 Excerpt-Nevertheless, a story of duelling which became a legend in the army runs through the epic of imperial wars. To the surprise and admiration of their fellows, two officers, like insane artists trying to gild refined gold or paint the lily, pursued their private contest through the years of universal carnage. They were officers of cavalry, and their connection with the high-spirited but fanciful animal which carries men into battle seems particularly appropriate. It would be difficult to imagine for heroes of this legend two officers of infantry of the line, for example, whose fantasy is tamed by much walking exercise and whose valour necessarily must be of a more plodding kind. As to artillery, or engineers whose heads are kept cool on a diet of mathematics, it is simply unthinkable
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 Joseph Conrad , 3 December 1857  Berdichev, Ukraine – 3 August 1924) was a Polish novelist who wrote in English, after settling in England. 

Conrad is regarded as one of the great novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties (and then always with a marked Polish accent). He wrote stories and novels, predominantly with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit by the demands of duty and honour. Conrad was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. While some of his works have a strain of romanticism, he is viewed as a precursor of modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors.

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Kartindo.com
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Dec 31, 1908
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Pages
180
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English
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CONTENTS:

The Novels and Novellas
ALMAYER’S FOLLY
AN OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS
THE N****R OF THE NARCISSUS
LORD JIM
THE INHERITORS
TYPHOON
HEART OF DARKNESS
ROMANCE
NOSTROMO
THE SECRET AGENT
UNDER WESTERN EYES
CHANCE
VICTORY
THE SHADOW-LINE
THE ARROW OF GOLD
THE RESCUE
THE NATURE OF A CRIME
THE ROVER
SUSPENSE

The Short Stories
THE BLACK MATE
THE IDIOTS
THE LAGOON
AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS
THE RETURN
KARAIN: A MEMORY
YOUTH
FALK
AMY FOSTER
TO-MORROW
THE END OF THE TETHER
GASPAR RUIZ
THE INFORMER
THE BRUTE
AN ANARCHIST
THE DUEL
IL CONDE
A SMILE OF FORTUNE
THE SECRET SHARER
FREYA OF THE SEVEN ISLES
PRINCE ROMAN
THE PLANTER OF MALATA
THE PARTNER
THE INN OF THE TWO WITCHES
BECAUSE OF THE DOLLARS
THE WARRIOR’S SOUL
THE TALE

The Memoirs
THE MIRROR OF THE SEA
A PERSONAL RECORD

The Essays
NOTES ON LIFE AND LETTERS
LAST ESSAYS

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