The Letters of Anton Chekhov

The Letters of Anton Chekhov


By (author) Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Edited by 1stworld Library


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  • Publisher: 1st World Library
  • Format: Paperback | 524 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 213mm x 43mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2004
  • ISBN 10: 1595402020
  • ISBN 13: 9781595402028
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,916,839

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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - In 1841 a serf belonging to a Russian nobleman purchased his freedom and the freedom of his family for 3,500 roubles, being at the rate of 700 roubles a soul, with one daughter, Alexandra, thrown in for nothing. The grandson of this serf was Anton Chekhov, the author; the son of the nobleman was Tchertkov, the Tolstoyan and friend of Tolstoy. There is in this nothing striking to a Russian, but to the English student it is sufficiently significant for several reasons. It illustrates how recent a growth was the educated middle-class in pre-revolutionary Russia, and it shows, what is perhaps more significant, the homogeneity of the Russian people, and their capacity for completely changing their whole way of life.

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