Lady With The Little Dog And Other Stories, 1896-1904

Paperback | November 26, 2002

byAnton ChekhovTranslated byRonald WilksIntroduction byPaul Debreczney

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An enchanting collection of tales which showcase Anton Chekhov at the height of his power as a writer

In the final years of his life, Chekhov produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces, and some of the most highly-regarded works in Russian literature. The poignant 'The Lady with the Little Dog' and 'About Love' examine the nature of love outside of marriage - its romantic idealism and the fear of disillusionment. And in stories such as 'Peasants', 'The House with the Mezzanine' and 'My Life' Chekhov paints a vivid picture of the conditions of the poor and of their powerlessness in the face of exploitation and hardship. With the works collected here, Chekhov moved away from the realism of his earlier tales - developing a broader range of characters and subject matter, while forging the spare minimalist style that would inspire such modern short-story writers as Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner.

In this edition Ronald Wilks's translation is accompanied by an introduction in which Paul Debreczeny discusses the themes that Chekhov adopted in his mature work. This edition also includes a publishing history and notes for each story, a chronology and further reading. 

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An enchanting collection of tales which showcase Anton Chekhov at the height of his power as a writerIn the final years of his life, Chekhov produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces, and some of the most highly-regarded works in Russian literature. The poignant 'The Lady with the Little Dog' and 'About Love' examin...

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian physician and writer of short stories and plays, including the masterpieces: 'Uncle Vanya', 'The Seagull', and 'The Cherry Orchard'. Ronald Wilks has translated many Russian works of literature including, for Penguin, those of Gorky, Sologub, Tolstoy, Pushkin, and Chekhov. Paul Debreczeny is Pro...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:November 26, 2002Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140447873

ISBN - 13:9780140447873

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904Introduction
Further Reading
Chronology
Note on Text
Patronymics

The House with the Mezzanine
Peasants
Man in a Case
Gooseberries
About Love
A Visit to Friends
Ionych
My Life
The Lady with the Little Dog
In the Ravine
Disturbing the Balance
The Bishop
The Bride

Publishing History and Notes