The Portable Chekhov by Anton ChekhovThe Portable Chekhov by Anton Chekhov

The Portable Chekhov

byAnton ChekhovEditorAvrahm YarmolinskyIntroduction byAvrahm Yarmolinsky

Paperback | August 25, 1977

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Anton Chekhov remarked toward the close of his life that people would stop reading him a year after his death. But his literary stature and popularity have grown steadily with the years, and he is accounted the single most important influence on the development of the modern short story.
Edited and with an introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky, The Portable Chekhov presents twenty-eight of Chekhov’s best stories, chosen as particularly representative of his many-sided portrayal of the human comedy—including “The Kiss,” “The Darling,” and “In the Ravine”—as well as two complete plays; The Boor, an example of Chekhov’s earlier dramatic work, and The Cherry Orchard, his last and finest play. In addition, this volume includes a selection of letters, candidly revealing of Chekhov’s impassioned convictions on life and art, his high aspirations, his marriage, and his omnipresent compassion.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, ...
Title:The Portable ChekhovFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 7.74 × 5.07 × 1.33 inPublished:August 25, 1977Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140150358

ISBN - 13:9780140150353

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable #plumreview The perfect gift for someone looking to get a broad introduction to the great Russian writer.
Date published: 2016-12-26

Table of Contents

The Portable Chekhov - Edited with an Introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky Editor's Introduction
Notable Dates in the Life of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Selected Bibliography: Works by Chekhov
The Privy Councilor
A Calamity
At the Mill
The Chameleon
The Siren
Sergeant Prishiyev
The Culprit
An Encounter
The Letter
The Kiss
The Name-Day Party
An Attack of Nerves
Anna on the Neck
In the Cart
At Home
The Man in a Shell
About Love
The Darling
The Lady with the Pet Dog
At Christmas Time
On Official Business
In the Ravine
The Boor
The Cherry Orchard
Works About Chekhov