The Essential Tales Of Chekhov

A.P. Chekhov

Published: 29 June 1999
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 368 pages
ISBN: 9781862073005

Translated by Constance Garnett


In this extraordinary collection of twenty tales, Richard Ford, a master short-story writer in his own right, has selected his personal favourites from among more than two hundred of Chekhov's tales and novellas. Included are the familiar masterpieces 'The Kiss', 'The Darling' and 'The Lady with the Dog' as well as several brilliant lesser-known tales such as 'A Blunder', 'Hush!' and 'Champagne'. These stories, written between 1886 and 1899, are drawn from Chekhov's most prolific years as a short-story writer. Introduced by Richard Ford's perceptive observations on 'Why We Like Chekhov', The Essential Tales of Chekhov is an indespensable anthology.

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Anton Chekhov was a Russian short story writer, playwright and novelist who is considered to be one of the greatest short story writers in history. He is best known for his plays Uncle Vanya, The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard, as well as the short stories 'The Lady with the Dog', 'The Kiss' and 'The Darling' - all included, amongst several brilliant lesser-known stories, in The Essential Tales of Chekhov (ed. Richard Ford, Granta). More about the author

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