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  • New translations of the greatest stories by the Russian master of the form.Without doubt one of the greatest observers of human nature in all its messy complexity, Chekhov's short stories are exquisite masterpieces in miniature. His work ranged from ...


  • The story primarily focuses on Ivan Andreich Laevsky and Nadyezhda Fyodorovna, lovers who have moved to the Caucasus. Nadezhda is married to another man and some townspeople disapprove of the couple living together. Laevsky confides in his friend Sam...


  • In the follow-up to his National Translation Award–winning collection The Undiscovered Chekhov, translator and scholar Peter Constantine brings us more little-known work from the Chekhov's early days as a magazine writer, pseudonymously turning out...


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  • This Squid Ink Classic includes the full text of the work plus MLA style citations for scholarly secondary sources, peer-reviewed journal articles and critical essays for when your teacher requires extra resources for your research paper....


  • Twelve early comedic short stories by the Russian master of the form.An NYRB Classics OriginalThe Prank is Chekhov’s own selection of the best of his early work, the first book he put together and the first book he hoped to publish. Assembled in 18...


  • When Nikolay Tchikildyeev falls ill, he decides to return home to the countryside with his wife, Olga, and daughter, Sasha. However, when they arrive, his family's hut is not the idyllic country retreat he remembered from his childhood, and many of t...


  • Eaten away by illness, an elderly coffin maker named Yakov reflects on his lifein particular his indifferent relationship with his now-deceased wife, Marfa, and his antipathy towards Rothschild, the flutist in the Jewish klezmer orchestra in which Ya...


  • This volume contains translations of Chekhov's very earliest published short stories. The Chekhov represented here is by no means the confident, near-perfect craftsman who produced some of humanity's best short stories and plays. The artist presented...






  • In the Twilight, the third collection of short stories compiled by Anton Chekhov himself, was his first major success and won him the prestigious Pushkin Prize when it was published in 1888. This volume represents a clear milestone in the writer’s ...


  • *Illustrated*Includes Table of ContentsAnton Chekhov (1860-1904) may have suffered an untimely death, but he squeezed the most out of his 44 years of life. Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be one of the great...


  • This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them....


  • In Chekhov???s ???Sleepy???, a 13-year-old ???little nurse??? named Varka strangles to death the infant in her charge. The brutal and rather unexpected ending exemplifies Chekhov???s approach to story writing???that is, as he once admitted in a lette...


  • Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 – 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are hel...


  • Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 – 1904) was a Russian playwright, writer, and doctor. Known best for his plays, he had also written a great multitude of short stories for and about people of all ages and all walks of life."Life as it happens" is a se...


  • Fiction. Translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk. Anton Chekhov (1860- 1904) is universally regarded as a master of the short story, and nowhere is his rich contribution to the genre on fuller display than in the so-called Little Trilogy (1898):...



  • Agafya is a short story by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov detailing a late night encounter between an intelligent but lazy village dropout and the peasant wife of a signalman. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physici...


  • Easter Eve is a short story by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His car...






  • Ivan Matveyitch is a short story by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 - 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His ...


  • A Living Chattel is a short story by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. H...


  • New 6x9 inch paperback edition. In addition to "Love," this edition also includes Chekhov's short stories "Lights," "A Story Without an End," "Mari D’elle," "A Living Chattel," "The Doctor," "Too Early!," "The Cossack," "Aborigines," "An Inquiry," ...


  • A Nightmare is a short story by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His ca...


  • The Privy Councillor is a short story by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 - 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history....


  • The Swedish Match is a short story by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 - 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. Hi...


  • Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 - 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best sho...


  • An Upheaval is a short story by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His ca...


  • Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best s...


  • Told in two parts, Anton Chekhov's "At Christmas Time" begins with an illiterate woman hiring a local man to write a letter wishing her daughterfrom who she has heard nothing since her wedding and departure four years earliera merry Christmas. In the...






  • A despondent young man without connections is trapped at a menial job running a small, remote train station. On New Year’s Eve he shares a bottle of champagne with his wife, and when he drops it, she warns him that he has suffered an omen of ill-lu...


  • Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) may have suffered an untimely death, but he squeezed the most out of his 44 years of life. Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be one of the greatest writers in history, particularly in...


  • "IT was said that a new person had appeared on the sea-front: a lady with a little dog. Dmitri Dmitritch Gurov, who had by then been a fortnight at Yalta, and so was fairly at home there, had begun to take an interest in new arrivals. Sitting in Vern...


  • In 1841 a serf belonging to a Russian nobleman purchased his freedom and the freedom of his family for 3,500 roubles, being at the rate of 700 roubles a soul, with one daughter, Alexandra, thrown in for nothing. The grandson of this serf was Anton Ch...



  • In Ariadne, we meet Ivan Shamokhin on a steamer bound for Sebastopol. Ivan tells the story of his helpless love for Ariadne, a beautiful but cold young woman. Ariadne is selfish, her whole life is style and surface. Ivan becomes her lover, and with h...


  • A short collection showing Chekhov in an amusing, playful light, poking fun at his characters, with the moral detachment that also characterizes his major, serious works In The Death of a Civil Servant, an administrative clerk accidentally sneezes on...


  • A newly translated collection bringing together three canine tales from three giants of Russian literature Turgenev's Mumu is rescued from drowning by a mute serf, Gerasim, and quickly becomes his closest friend and comforter until Gerasim's mist...


  • Combining psychological detail with a strong sense of place and time, this tale bears all the hallmarks of Chekhov's genius, and perfectly captures the political and social tensions of its day A secret terrorist group infiltrates the household of a g...








  • In 1890, the 30-year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous 11-week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin. Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotat...


  • This is the first volume in a two-volume series containing over two hundred of Anton Chekhov's short stories. In this volume, the reader will find one hundred of his best stories: THE DARLING ARIADNE POLINKA ANYUTA THE TWO VOLODYAS THE T...


  • Features: * many images related to Chekhov, his works and the places he lived in * concise introductions to the texts * ALL 211 short stories available for the first time on the Kindle! Even rare stories like ‘Rapture’--Chekhov’s first ever ...


  • Concentrating on the themes of the loss of ideals and the poverty of actual experience, this collection of Chekhov stories--taken from The Oxford Chekhov--includes "His Wife," "A Lady with a Dog," "The Duel," "A Hard Case," "Gooseberries," "Concernin...


  • Ranging from absurd, humorous sketches to psychological pieces and tragic stories, this eclectic selection of works demonstrates Anton Chekhov’s mastery of genre writing. Although varying in tone and purpose, these tales share a profound and subtle...


  • "Three Years" is Anton Chekhov's heartfelt attempt to create a "novel of Moscow life." In it, he paints a poignant portrait of the struggles and frustrations that go hand in hand with human relationships. Away from his native Moscow to care for his a...


  • Anton Chekhov’s only collection of crime and mystery stories. Considered one of the greatest dramatists of all time, Anton Chekhov began his literary career as a crime and mystery writer. Scattered throughout periodicals and literary journals from ...


  • A civil servant stands accused of not understanding the rules of punctuation. He begins to go through the correct use of commas and semicolons before arriving at the exclamation mark, which, he realizes, in 40 years of writing, he has never used. Fr...







  • Inspired by PenguinÂ's innovative Great Ideas series, our new Great Journeys series presents the most incredible tours, voyages, treks, expeditions, and travels ever written—from Isabella BirdÂ's exaltation in the dangers of grizzlies, rattlesn...



  • Anton Chekhov The Major Plays Ivanov * The Sea Gull * Uncle Vanya * The Three Sisters * The Cherry Orchard Let the things that happen onstage be just as complex and yet just as simple as they are in life, Chekhov once declared. For instance, people...


  • Chekhov had that fine comedic spirit which relishes the incongruity between the actual disorder of the world with the underlying order. He habitually mingled tragedy (which is life seen close at hand) with comedy (which is life seen at a distance). H...


  • Anton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels–here brought together in one volume for the first time, in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translator...


  • The life story of a Russian master as he told it to others From the teenager in provincial Russia in 1875 to his premature death in Germany in 1904, Chekhov wrote over 4,500 letters to a range of correspondents, including family and friends, his pub...


  • A story of concealed love and fatal jealousy wrapped into a classic murder mysteryWhen a young woman dies during a shooting party at the country estate of a dissolute count, a magistrate is called to investigate. But suspicion descends upon virtually...


  • Raymond Carver called Anton Chekhov "the greatest short story writer who has ever lived." This unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever and Tobias ...


  • This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index It may have numerous typos or missing text However purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher s website GeneralBooksClub com You can also preview exce...


  • The Undiscovered Chekhov gives us, in rich abundance, a new Chekhov. Peter Constantine's historic collection presents 38 new stories and with them a fresh interpretation of the Russian master. In contrast to the brooding representative of a dying cen...






  • Of the two hundred stories that Anton Chekhov wrote, the twenty stories that appear in this extraordinary collection were personally chosen by Richard Ford-an accomplished storyteller in his own right. Included are the familiar masterpieces-"The Kis...


  • About This Book"Hate you!" Laevsky said quietly, breathing heavily. "I've hated you a long time!"This new translation of the literary masterpiece— which combines a beautiful romance with high suspense— is here presented for the first time as a st...


  • The ever maturing art and ever more ambitious imaginative reach of Anton Chekhov, one of the world's greatest masters of the short story, led him in his last years to an increasingly profound exploration of the troubled depths of Russian society and ...


  • By 1888, when he was just twenty-eight, Chekhov had published a staggering 528 stories, about half of them comic. Unpretentious, lively, and inventive, these comic stories have long been affectionately regarded in Russia, but publishers in the West, ...


  • Anton Chekhov's popularity in the west is without parallel for a foreign writer. He has been absorbed into our culture, and accepted as one of our own. His plays lend themselves easily to the stage, calling for actors with intelligence and common sen...


  • Features stories focusing on the development and existence of the male, the trials and tribulations of adolescence, maturity, and old age. This book takes complicated emotional experiences and presents them clarity allowing readers to vicariously sha...


  • With an Introduction and Notes by Joe Andrew, Professor of Russian Literature, Keele University Anton Chekhov is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of short stories. He constructs stories where action and drama are implied rather than des...


  • Anton Chekhov drew inspiration for these powerful vignettes from the teeming world of nineteenth-century Russia, a time in which women were considered little more than possessions of their male masters, with nothing to call their own.Stories of Women...


  • Those audiences fortunate enough to have seen a production of Chekhov’s The Wood Demon, know that it is a marvel, a play equal to The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Cherry Orchard, and The Three Sisters.Unlike the others, The Wood Demon is a young man...


  • "Chekhov was a Russian who wrote short stories and plays. Chekhov was a doctor during most of his life. He was said to say, ""Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress."" The Seagull was written in 1896 and is the first of Chekhov's fo...






  • If any writer can be said to have invented the modern short story, it is Anton Chekhov. It is not just that Chekhov democratized this art form; more than that, he changed the thrust of short fiction from relating to revealing. And what marvelous and ...


  • Classic of world drama concerns passing of semifeudal order in turn-of-the-century Russia, symbolized in the sale of the cherry orchard owned by Madame Ranevskaya. Showcases Chekhov's rich sensitivities as an observer of human nature....


  • Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904), a Russian physician, short-story writer, and playwright, wrote hundreds of stories that delved beneath the surface of Russian society, exposing the hidden motives of his characters and the ways in which prevaili...



  • GRISHA, a fat, solemn little person of seven, was standing by the kitchen door listening and peeping through the keyhole. In the kitchen something extraordinary, and in his opinion never seen before, was taking place. A big, thick-set, red-haired pea...


  • Twelve stories deal with a young woman who decides to break with her smug fiance, a suicide inquest, a woman who murders her husband, a greedy merchant, a declining family of landowners, and a tactless host...


  • FYODOR LUKITCH SYSOEV, the master of the factory school maintained at the expense of the firm of Kulikin, was getting ready for the annual dinner. Every year after the school examination the board of managers gave a dinner at which the inspector of e...


  • Collection of stories by the Russian short story writer and playwright. Many of his short stories are considered the apotheosis of the form while his playwriting career, though brief, had a great impact on dramatic literature and performance. His maj...


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  • ONE day when she was younger and better-looking, and when her voice was stronger, Nikolay Petrovitch Kolpakov, her adorer, was sitting in the outer room in her summer villa. It was intolerably hot and stifling. Kolpakov, who had just dined and drunk ...






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  • Anton Chekhov remarked toward the close of his life that people would stop reading him a year after his death. But his literary stature and popularity have grown steadily with the years, and he is accounted the single most important influence on the ...


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  • Anton Chekhov, who is often credited with inventing the modern short story, wrote many volumes worth of short stories during his lifetime and is considered by many as one of the greatest short story writers of all time. This collection includes twent...


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    Olga seems to be the perfect woman: plump, pretty and friendly, and those around her consider her to be a darling girl. However, as over the years and through several spouses, Olga's true character becomes increasingly evident. "The Darling" reflect...


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    My neighbor V.N.S. told me that his uncle Fet-Shenshin, the famous poet, when driving through the Mokhovaia Street, would invariably let down the window of his carriage and spit at the University. He would expectorate and spit: Bah His coachman got ...


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    Chekhov was a Russian who wrote short stories and plays. Plays included in this volume are The Three Sisters, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian on Spite of Himself, and The Cherry Orchard, On the High Road, and The Anniversary. The his...







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