Synopses & Reviews
Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations. This growing series is rigorously updated, with scholarly introductions and notes added to new titles.
This collection contains some of his earliest and briefest comic sketches and some of Chekhov's more elaborate yet equally subtle pieces. The stories are written with a view of life that, though tragic, is tempered by his delight in the farcical situation and the incongruities of human behaviour.
Table of Contents
Overseasoned -- The night before Easter -- At home -- Champagne -- The malefactor -- Murder will out -- The trousseau -- The decoration -- The man in a case -- Little Jack -- Dreams -- The death of an official -- Agatha -- The beggar -- Children -- The troublesome guest -- Not wanted -- The robbers -- Lean and fat -- On the way -- The head gardener's tale -- Hush! -- Without a title -- In the ravine.