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The Duel and Other Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

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This captivating collection of short stories, selected from works written during Chekhov's prolific period, displays those qualities for which the Russian author and playwright is famous: a natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion.

The six masterfully executed tales, reprinted here in the authoritative Constance Garnett translation, include "The Darling," a poignant piece supporting the claim that life has no meaning without love; "The Kiss," a fanciful confection recounting an officer's brief encounter with an unknown woman; as well as "Anna on the Neck," "The Man in a Case," "The Malefactor," and the title story.

As noted by author John Barth, "Chekhov is a superb anatomist of the human heart and an utter master of his literary means. The details of scene and behavior, the emotions registered — seldom bravura, typically muted and complex, often as surprising to the characters themselves as to the reader but always right — move, astonish, and delight us line after line, story after story."

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Six selections from the famed Russian showcase his natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion. Includes "The Darling," "The Kiss," "Anna on the Neck," the title story, and more.

Synopsis:

From a master of the short story: six tales, including "The Darling, " a poignant piece supporting the claim that life has no meaning without love; "The Kiss, " "Anna on the Neck, " and three others. Dover Original selection of stories, translated by Constance Garnett.

About the Author

Next to Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is the most popular playwright in the English-speaking world. The Russian physician also wrote a series of remarkable short stories, in which he pioneered the stream-of-consciousness narrative technique.

Table of Contents

A Malefactor (1885)

The Kiss (1887)

The Duel (1891)

"Anna on the Neck" (1895)

The Man in a Case (1898)

The Darling (1899)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486426761
Author:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Anton Chekhov
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 2001-2722
Publication Date:
20030210
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.31 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Six selections from the famed Russian showcase his natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion. Includes "The Darling," "The Kiss," "Anna on the Neck," the title story, and more.
"Synopsis" by , From a master of the short story: six tales, including "The Darling, " a poignant piece supporting the claim that life has no meaning without love; "The Kiss, " "Anna on the Neck, " and three others. Dover Original selection of stories, translated by Constance Garnett.
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