Portrayals of idyllic Russian towns that were witness to tragic events in the backdrop, stories that enchanted Russians and Westerners alike were the essence of Anton Chekhov's writing. In this collection, 100 of his best stories are brought to readers in a single book.
Summary of the Book
Anton Chekhov's stories bring the old Soviet to the mind, plunging readers into its environment of passive hopelessness and the fruitlessness that filled the minds of the characters he populated them with. Wholly Russian in style, the stories still speak to an international audience and discuss issues still relevant today. His stories explore the themes of love, infidelity, truth and tragedy, themes that Chekhov was never apologetic about. This collection includes the best of Chekhov, including Neighbours, Ward Number Six, The Black Monk, The Murder, Ariadne, The Man in a case, Gooseberries, About Love, Lady with the Dog and The Betrothed among many others. Chekhov was considered the master of the short story and the English translations have captured the essence of his style and prose perfectly.
About Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician, theatre theorist, playwright and writer. Considered one of the finest short story writers, he worked as a doctor throughout his life and wrote because he loved to.
Chekhov's stories and plays were translated by Constance Garnett and this shot him to fame posthumously among the English public and particularly among writers of repute such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield.
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