The Duel and Other Stories

The Duel and Other Stories

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This captivating collection of short stories, selected from works written during Chekhov's prolific period, displays those qualities for which the Russian author and playwright is famous: a natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion.
The six masterfully executed tales, reprinted here in the authoritative Constance Garnett translation, include "The Darling," a poignant piece supporting the claim that life has no meaning without love; "The Kiss," a fanciful confection recounting an officer's brief encounter with an unknown woman; as well as "Anna on the Neck," "The Man in a Case," "The Malefactor," and the title story.
As noted by author John Barth, "Chekhov is a superb anatomist of the human heart and an utter master of his literary means. The details of scene and behavior, the emotions registered -- seldom bravura, typically muted and complex, often as surprising to the characters themselves as to the reader but always right -- move, astonish, and delight us line after line, story after story."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 134 x 220 x 10mm | 127g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486426769
  • 9780486426761
  • 549,431

Table of contents

A Malefactor (1885)
The Kiss (1887)
The Duel (1891)
"Anna on the Neck" (1895)
The Man in a Case (1898)
The Darling (1899)
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About A. P. Chekhov

Next to Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is the most popular playwright in the English-speaking world. The Russian physician also wrote a series of remarkable short stories, in which he pioneered the stream-of-consciousness narrative technique.
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