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The Essential Tales of Chekhov

by A.P. Chekhov

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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August 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.


On My Bookshelf by Joseph Fiennes...

The short stories of Anton Chekhov are continual reading for me and can be tuned into any time. They are beautiful observations of character and emotion with a glimpse of humanity from another age and time.

The Essential Tales of Chekhov Synopsis

In this collection of 20 short stories, the editor Richard Ford has selected his personal favourites of Chekhov's work. Includes are "The Kiss", "The Darling", as well as lesser known tales such as "A Blunder", "Hush" and "Champagne".

The Essential Tales of Chekhov Press Reviews

The adjective 'Chekhovian is often used to praise short stories, but what does it really mean? American short-story writer Ford admits he read too little Chekhov too early, and only corrected this fault when asked to choose the best 20 out of over 220 stories by the great Russian master for this collection. The subtlety, precision and understated grace of the Russian writer's stories are fully evident in Ford's well-chosen selection. Chekhov is, as Ford observes, a writer for adults, whom most of us read at too young an age. Here is the perfect opportunity to make up for that. (Kirkus UK)

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ISBN: 9781862073005
Publication date: 29/06/1999
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781862073005
Publication date: 29th June 1999
Author: A.P. Chekhov
Publisher: Granta Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 382 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction,
Categories: Anthologies (non-poetry), Classic fiction (pre c 1945), Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About A.P. Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian physician and writer of short stories and plays, including the masterpieces: Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, and The Cherry Orchard.

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