The Beauties: Essential Stories

byAnton ChekhovTranslated byNicholas Slater Pasternak

February 20, 2018|
The Beauties: Essential Stories by Anton Chekhov
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New translations of the greatest stories by the Russian master of the form.

Without doubt one of the greatest observers of human nature in all its messy complexity, Chekhov''s short stories are exquisite masterpieces in miniature. His work ranged from the light-hearted comic tales of his early years to some of the most achingly profound stories ever composed, and this variety of tone and temper is collected in this essential new collection.

Chekhov wrote stories throughout his writing career, and this selection has been chosen from amongst his life''s work, including many of his greatest works, alongside unfamiliar discoveries, all newly translated. From the masterpiece of minimalism ''The Beauties'', to the beloved classic ''The Lady with the Little Dog'', and from ''Rothschild''s Fiddle'' to bitterly funny ''A Living Chronicle'', the stories collected here are the essential collection of Chekhov''s greatest tales.
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was born in Taganrog, Russia, the son of a grocer. While training as a physician he supported his family with his freelance writing, composing hundreds of short comic pieces under a pen name for local magazines. He went on to write major works of drama, including The Seagull, Uncle Vanya and The Cherry Orchard...
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Title:The Beauties: Essential Stories
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:224 pages, 6.5 X 4.8 X 0.67 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 6.5 X 4.8 X 0.67 in
Published:February 20, 2018
Publisher:Steerforth Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781782273806

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