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ISBN13: 9780553381009
ISBN10: 0553381008
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Called the greatest of short story writer, Anton Chekhov changed the genre itself with his spare, impressionistic depictions of Russian life and the human condition. Now, thirty of his best tales from the major periods of his creative life are available in this outstanding one volume edition. Included are Chekhov's characteristically brief, evocative early pieces such as "The Huntsman" from 1885, which brilliantly conveys the complex texture of two lives during a meeting on a summer's day. Four years later, Chekhov produced the tour de force "A Boring Story" (1889), the penetrating and caustic self-analysis of a dying professor of medicine. Dark irony, social commentary, and symbolism mark the stories that follow, particularly "Ward No. 6" (1892), where the tables turn on the director of a mental hospital and make him an inmate. Here, too, is one of Chekhov's best -known stories. "The Lady with the Little Dog" (1899), a look at illicit love, as well as his own favorite among his stories, "The Student," a moving piece about the importance of religious tradition.

Atmospheric, compassionate, and uncannily wise, Chekhov's short fiction possesses the transcendent power of art to awe and change the reader. This monumental edition, expertly translated, is especially faithful to the meaning of Chekhov's prose and the unique rhythms of his writing, giving readers an authentic sense of his style-and, in doing so, a true understanding of his greatness.

Synopsis:

Called the greatest of short story writers, Chekhov changed the genre with his depictions of Russian life and the human condition. Here, in a brand new collection by pre-eminent translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, are 30 of Chekhov's best tales from the major periods of his creative life.

About the Author

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have won the PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize twice, for their version of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and for Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. They are married and live in France.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Translators Notes

The Death of a Clerk

Small Fry

The Huntsman

The Malefactor

Panikhida

Anyuta

Easter Night

Vanka

Sleepy

A Boring Story

Gusev

Peasant Women

The Fidget

In Exile

Ward No. 6

The Black Monk

Rothschilds Fiddle

The Student

Anna on the Neck

The House with the Mezzanine

The Man in a Case

Gooseberries

A Medical Case

The Darling

On Official Business

The Lady with the Little Dog

At Christmastime

In the Ravine

The Bishop

The Fiancée

Notes

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hepcatdale, January 26, 2010 (view all comments by hepcatdale)
I have the 13 volume ECHO Press Chekhov collection, plus 3 other volumes of his stories. My question: If the collection pictured above is of the highest quality, how come I cannot find 6 of those 30 stories anywhere in the volumes I already have?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553381009
translated:
Volokhonsky, Larissa
translated:
Pevear, Richard
Translator:
Volokhonsky, Larissa
Translator:
Pevear, Richard
Translated by:
Larissa Volokhonsky
Translated by:
Richard Pevear
Author:
Chekhov Anton
Author:
Anton Chekhov
Author:
Pevear, Richard
Author:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Author:
Volokhonsky, Larissa
Author:
Anton Chekhov, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky with an introduction by Richard Pevear
introduction:
Richard Pevear
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Subject:
Fiction : Classics
Subject:
Fiction : Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8 x 5.16 x 0.98 in 0.75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Called the greatest of short story writers, Chekhov changed the genre with his depictions of Russian life and the human condition. Here, in a brand new collection by pre-eminent translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, are 30 of Chekhov's best tales from the major periods of his creative life.
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