Short Stories by Anton Chekhov: About Truth, Freedom, Happiness, and Love

Short Stories by Anton Chekhov: About Truth, Freedom, Happiness, and Love


By (author) Anton Chekhov, Edited by Max Bollinger, Illustrated by Max Bollinger, Translated by Constance Garnett

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  • Publisher: Sovereign
  • Format: Paperback | 130 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 202mm x 12mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 28 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1907832033
  • ISBN 13: 9781907832031
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 343,077

Product description

A timeless observation of the human condition from one of the best story writers in the history of world literature. Chekhov's characteristic mix of humour and poignancy united by the themes of truth, freedom, happiness and love in the 14 story collection presented in this book.

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Author information

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904), a Russian short story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced all-time classics The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and Cherry Orchard. His short stories are held in high esteem by writers, critics and audiences of all generations.

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I can't help but feel, Max Bollinger has picked these stories direct from his soul. His introduction to this book uncovers the essence of how important Chekhov has been to him since a young lad growing up in Russia. Garnett's translation, I think also, adds to the period authenticity of Chekhov's work and may be as close in meaning to stories as we will ever get to in English. Stephen Dunne, Australia The early stories of Anton Chekhov in this volume are obvious early works done by a master storyteller. They are sometimes simple sketches of characters which in a few pages illustrates their humanity, their strengths and weaknesses. All of the stories have been available in audiobook format, but for me reading them for myself is very gratifying. Chekhov has a grasp on the human condition and in the last three stories of the book he shows the promise that would be fulfilled with his famous stories, plays and novels. Joseph Belliveau, Canada Short Stories by Anton Chekhov as translated by Constance Garnett and edited by Max Bollinger provides the text to the fourteen stories on the Audio CD's 1 to 3 of Chekhov's Short Stories as very ably narrated by Max Bollinger. My favourite stories in this collection are The Helpmate and About Truth both of which are very witty. Alan Moreton, UK

Table of contents

01 A Tragic Actor; 02 In A Strange Land; 03 Oh! The Public; 04 The Looking Glass; 05 Her Husband; 06 Talent; 07 Anyuta; 08 The Helpmate; 09 Ivan Matveyich; 10 Polinka; 11 Overdoing It; 12 About Truth; 13 About Freedom; 14 About Love;