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The Complete Short Novels

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Aanton 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 translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

The Steppe–the most lyrical of the five–is an account of a nine-year-old boy’s frightening journey by wagon train across the steppe of southern Russia. The Duel sets two decadent figures–a fanatical rationalist and a man of literary sensibility–on a collision course that ends in a series of surprising reversals. In The Story of an Unknown Man, a political radical spying on an important official by serving as valet to his son gradually discovers that his own terminal illness has changed his long-held priorities in startling ways. Three Years recounts a complex series of ironies in the personal life of a rich but passive Moscow merchant. In My Life, a man renounces wealth and social position for a life of manual labor.

The resulting conflict between the moral simplicity of his ideals and the complex realities of human nature culminates in a brief apocalyptic vision that is unique in Chekhov’s work.

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Synopsis:

A new translation of the nineteenth-century Russian master's short classics includes The Steppe, The Duel, The Story of an Unknown Man, Three Years, and My Life. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Synopsis:

Introduction

The Steppe

The Duel

The Story of an Unknown Man

Three Years

My Life

Notes

About the Author

Anton Chekhov was the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays and is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307428295
Publisher:
Vintage Classics
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Translator:
Volokhonsky, Larissa
Translator:
Pevear, Richard
Translated by:
Larissa Volokhonsky
Author:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Author:
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Author:
Anton Chekhov
Author:
Pevear, Richard
Author:
Anton Chekhov A New Translation by Richard Pevear & Larisaa Volokhonsky
Author:
Chekhov Anton
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050830
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
576

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The Complete Short Novels
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Product details 576 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307428295 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A new translation of the nineteenth-century Russian master's short classics includes The Steppe, The Duel, The Story of an Unknown Man, Three Years, and My Life. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Introduction

The Steppe

The Duel

The Story of an Unknown Man

Three Years

My Life

Notes

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