Sakhalin Island

byAnton ChekhovTranslated byBrian Reeve

April 9, 2019|
Sakhalin Island by Anton Chekhov
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In 1890, the thirty-year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous eleven-week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin. Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions of his trip through Siberia and the account of his three-month sojourn on Sakhalin Island, together with his notes and extracts from his letters to relatives and associates.

Highly valuable both as a detailed depiction of the Tsarist system of penal servitude and as an insight into Chekhov''s motivations and objectives for visiting the colony and writing the exposé, Sakhalin Island is a haunting work which had a huge impact both on Chekhov''s career and on Russian society.

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is one of the giants of modern literature, exerting a strong influence on many present-day novelists and dramatists. As a playwright, he ranks in popularity second only to Shakespeare in the English-speaking world. As a prose writer, he was one of the first to use the stream-of-consciousness technique, and his...
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Title:Sakhalin Island
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:528 pages, 8.15 X 5.98 X 1.28 in
Shipping dimensions:528 pages, 8.15 X 5.98 X 1.28 in
Published:April 9, 2019
Publisher:Bloomsbury USA
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781847497864

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