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The Essential Chekhov: Plays Short Stories Novel & Biography - The Steppe Ward No 6 Uncle Vanya The Cherry Orchard Three Sisters On Trial The Darling… - cover

The Essential Chekhov: Plays Short Stories Novel & Biography - The Steppe Ward No 6 Uncle Vanya The Cherry Orchard Three Sisters On Trial The Darling…

Anton Chekhov

Translator Anton Chekhov, Julian Hawthorne, Thomas Seltzer, Marian Fell, Herman Bernstein, Robert Edward Crozier Long, A. E. Chamot

Publisher: Musaicum Books

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Summary

This unique collection of Anton Chekhov's greatest works has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards.
Excerpt:
"In each one of us there are too many springs, too many wheels and cogs for us to judge each other by first impressions or by two or three external indications." Ivanoff, Act 3 (1887)
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. Chekhov practised as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. He made no apologies for the difficulties this posed to readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them.
Contents:
Novel: 
The Shooting Party
Plays:
On the High Road 
Swan Song
Ivanoff 
The Anniversary
The Proposal 
The Wedding 
The Bear 
The Seagull 
A Reluctant Hero
Uncle Vanya 
The Three Sisters 
The Cherry Orchard 
Short Stories: 
The Safety Match
The Boys 
Grisha
A Trifle from Real Life
The Cook's Wedding
Shrove Tuesday
In Passion Week
An Incident
A Matter of Classics
The Tutor
Out of Sorts
A Joke
After the Theatre
Volodia
A Naughty Boy
Bliss
Two Beautiful Girls
The Chorus Girl
The Father of a Family
The Orator
Ionitch
At Christmas Time
In the Coach House
Lady N—'s Story
A Journey By Cart
The Privy Councillor
Rothschild's Fiddle
A Horsey Name
The Pecheneg
The Bishop
The Slanderer
The Kiss
Verotchka
On Trial
The Mass for the Dead
The Privy Councillor
The Runaway
The Reed
La Cigale
The Head Gardener's Tale
Oysters
Women
Woe
Zinotchka
The Princess
The Muzhiks
The Darling

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