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Anton Chekhov : Later Short Stories 1888-1903

Anton Chekhov : Later Short Stories 1888-1903 - 99 edition

Anton Chekhov : Later Short Stories 1888-1903 - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780679603160

ISBN10: 0679603166

Anton Chekhov : Later Short Stories 1888-1903 by Anton Chekhov, Constance Black Garnett and Shelby Foote - ISBN 9780679603160
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Modern Library
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International: No
Anton Chekhov : Later Short Stories 1888-1903 by Anton Chekhov, Constance Black Garnett and Shelby Foote - ISBN 9780679603160

ISBN13: 9780679603160

ISBN10: 0679603166


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Summary

Chekhov is one of the few indispensable writers," said Susan Sontag. "His stories, which deluge us with feeling, make feeling more intelligent; more magnanimous. He is an artist of our moral maturity."
This volume presents forty-two of Chekhov's later short stories, written between 1888 and 1903, in acclaimed translations by Constance Garnett and chosen by Shelby Foote. Among the most outstanding are "A Dreary Story," a dispassionate tale that reflects Chekhov's doubts about his role as an artist. Thomas Mann deemed it "a truly extraordinary, fascinating story . . . unlike anything else in world literature." "The Darling," a delightful work highly admired by Tolstoy, offers comic proof that life has no meaning without love. And in "The Lady with the Dog," which Vladimir Nabokov called "one of the greatest stories ever written," a chance affair takes possession of a bored young woman and a cynical roué, changing their lives forever. Also included in this collection are the famous trilogy, "The Man in a Case," "Gooseberries," and "About Love," as
well as "Sleepy," "The Horse-Stealers," and "Betrothed."
"The greatest of Chekhov's stories are, no matter how many times reread, always an experience that strikes deep into the soul and produces an alteration there," wrote William Maxwell. "As for those masterpieces 'The Lady with the Dog,' 'The Horse-Stealers,' 'Sleepy,' 'Gooseberries,' 'About Love'--where else do you see so clearly the difference between light and dark, or how dark darkness can be."
Shelby Foote has provided an Introduction for this edition.