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Anton Chekhov – Short-Stories Collection

By Anton Chekhov

RRP: £20.00

A unique collection which includes four volumes of stories by Anton Chekhov, all presented in new translations. They range from well-known and acknowledged gems to lesser-known ones. Some of the stories are available for the first time in English.

In the Twilight

This volume represents a clear milestone in the writer’s passage from the youthful Antosha Chekhonte, author of slight comic sketches, to the mature master of the short-story genre.

The Kiss and Other Stories

One of Chekhov’s most admired stories, ‘The Kiss’ is joined in this volume by six other celebrated tales in a new translation by Hugh Aplin, making this an indispensable collection for those wanting to discover Chekhov at his creative best.

Small Fry and Other Stories

Mostly dealing with the lives of downtrodden “little” men and low-ranking civil servants as they navigate the corruption and malpractice of Russian officialdom, this volume – here presented in Stephen Pimenoff’s lively new translation – bristles with wit and humour, and is tinged by that understated note of melancholy and lyricism that is a trademark of Chekhov’s writing.

The Woman in the Case and Other Stories

This collection of lesser-known early short fiction demonstrates Anton Chekhov’s mastery of the genre, with stories about marital infidelity, betrayal, deception and love in its various forms.

Anton Chekhov

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 anti-heroic realism, full of ambiguity and allusion, provides no easy moral conclusions and results in a new kind of narrative approaching real life in a way no writer had achieved before him.

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