Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched talents to The Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, a collection of thirty of Chekhov’s best tales from the major periods of his creative life. Considered the greatest short story writer, Anton Chekhov changed the genre itself with his spare, impressionistic depictions of Russian life and the human condition. From characteristically brief, evocative early pieces such as “The Huntsman” and the tour de force “A Boring Story,” to his best-known stories such as “The Lady with the Little Dog” and his own personal favorite, “The Student,” 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 a true understanding of his greatness. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Stories (54) List A STORY WITHOUT A TITLE SLEEPY THE STEPPE LIGHTS THE BEAUTIES THE PARTY A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN THE SHOEMAKER AND THE DEVIL THE BET THE PRINCESS THE HORSE-STEALERS GUSEV PEASANT WIVES THE WIFE THE GRASSHOPPER AFTER THE THEATRE IN EXILE NEIGHBOURS WARD NO. 6 TERROR AN ANONYMOUS STORY THE TWO VOLODYAS THE BLACK MONK A WOMAN'S KINGDOM ROTHSCHILD'S FIDDLE THE STUDENT THE TEACHER OF LITERATURE AT A COUNTRY HOUSE THE HEAD-GARDENER'S STORY THREE YEARS THE HELPMATE WHITEBROW "ANNA ON THE NECK" THE MURDER ARIADNE AN ARTIST'S STORY MY LIFE PEASANTS THE PETCHENYEG AT HOME THE SCHOOLMISTRESS THE MAN IN A CASE GOOSEBERRIES ABOUT LOVE IONITCH A DOCTOR'S VISIT THE DARLING THE NEW VILLA ON OFFICIAL DUTY THE LADY WITH THE DOG AT CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE RAVINE THE BISHOP BETROTHED
Anton Chekhov has long been regarded as the master of the Russian short story and one of the leading exponents of the genre in world literature. This volume comprises the classic selection edited by Birkett and Struve, in Russian, here furnished with a new bibliography, and complements the stories and plays by Chekhov already available in the BCP Russian Texts series. The twelve stories, which date from 1883 to 1896, range from miniatures of comic levity such as Tolsttyi i tonkii to stories of sophisticated maturity such as Dom s mezoninom. The stories included are as follows (titles given in English translation): Fat Man and Thin Man; The Boys; A Test for Rank; A Failure; A Little Joke; The Blank Catch; The Beauties; The Student; At Yuletide; An Incident in Practice; Anna Round the Neck; The House with the Mezzanine.
150th Anniversary Edition Praised by Tolstoy as an "incomparable artist", Chekov is considered one of the masters of the short story. This collection features twenty of his most noted stories, including The Confession, Ninotchka, and The Cure for Drinking.
Release on 1988-06-01 | by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Pubpsher: Bantam Classics
Here is a unique collection of short stories by one of the world's most beloved storytellers, Anton Chekhov. Selected and with an introduction by author Tobias Wolff, these stories are some of Chekhov's most powerful and memorable works. Includes The Kiss and Dreams.
Anton Chekhov was a master of the short story. The son of a former serf in southern Russia, he attended Moscow University to study medicine, writing short stories for periodicals in order to support his family. What began as a necessity became a legitimate career in 1886 when he was asked to write in St. Petersburg for the Novoye Vremya (New Times), owned by publishing magnate Alexey Suvorin. Chekhov began paying more attention to his writing, revising and developing his own principles and conceptions of truth, for a time coming under the influence of Leo Tolstoy. As a result of his widespread popularity, Chekhov amassed a vast collection of short stories displaying an early use of stream-of-consciousness writing, as well as his powerful ideas concerning the individual, the tedium of life, and the beauty of nature and humanity. Twenty-eight stories are collected here in the "Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov" including many of the author's most popular shorter works. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.
Masterfully written tales by one of the greatest practitioners of the form. Stories include "The Black Monk," "The House with the Mezzanine," "The Peasants," "Gooseberries," and "The Lady with the Toy Dog."