ISBN 9780140447873,The Lady With The Little Dog And Other Stories (1896-1904)

The Lady With The Little Dog And Other Stories (1896-1904)

Author:

Anton

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Chekhov

Publisher:

Penguin Books

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ISBN 9780140447873
Publisher

Penguin Books

Publication Year 2002
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140447873

ISBN-10 0140447873
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 347 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

In the later years of his life, Chekhov had reached the height of his powers as a dramatist, and also produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces. The poignant 'The Lady with the Little Dog' and 'About Love' examine the nature of love outside of marriage - its romantic idealism and the fear of disillusionment. And in stories such as 'Peasants', 'The House with the Mezzanine' and 'My Life', Chekhov paints a vivid picture of the conditions of the poor and of their powerlessness in the face of exploitation and hardship. With the works collected here, Chekhov moved away from the realism of his earlier tales and developed a broader range of characters and subject matter, while forging the spare minimalist style that would inspire such modern short-story writers as Hemingway and Faulkner. Ronald Wilks's translation is accompanied by an introduction in which Paul Debreczeny discusses the themes that Chekhov adopted in his mature work. This edition also includes a publishing history and notes for each story, a chronology and further reading.

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