The Princess and Other Stories

The Princess and Other Stories

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192837885
  • 9780192837882

Table of contents

The Party; The Princess; After the Theatre; Three Years; The Artist's Story; Home; A Case History; All Friends Together; The Bishop; A Marriageable Girlshow more

Review quote

"[An] excellent selection of important stories."--N. Schaumburger, Manhattanville Collegeshow more

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