The Princess

The Princess

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A practising doctor, Chekhov was an acute observer of Russian society's moral, as well as physical sickness. Joining The Russian Master , Ward Number Six , and A Woman's Kingdom in the World's Classics series, this collection, including `The Party', `After the Theatre', and `A Case History', again poses his recurrent literary quandary of whether to moralize, hoping to reform these ailments, or simply to entertain. The solution is to be found in the stories themselves, which, like his plays, offer no easy answers, but pinpoint the anguish, tedium, or downright evil of his characters with an irony that makes them both poignant and truthful. This book is intended for general; students following courses on the short story, Russian literature.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 114.3 x 180.34 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Russian
  • 019282662X
  • 9780192826626

Table of contents

The party; lights; the princess; after the theatre; three years; the artist's story; home; a case history; all friends together; the bishop; a marriageable girl.show more

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