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The Portable Chekhov (Portable Library)

ISBN13: 9780140150353
ISBN: 0140150358
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $20.0
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Published Date:
Edition 1979 printing
Pages: 640
Average Goodreads rating: 4.31/5 (515 ratings)

Anton Chekhov remarked toward the close of his life that people would stop reading him a year after his death. But his literary stature and popularity have grown steadily with the years, and he is accounted the single most important influence on the development of the modern short story.

Edited and with an introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky, The Portable Chekhov presents twenty-eight of Chekhov's best stories, chosen as particularly representative of his many-sided portrayal of the human comedy--including "The Kiss," "The Darling," and "In the Ravine"--as well as two complete plays; The Boor, an example of Chekhov's earlier dramatic work, and The Cherry Orchard, his last and finest play. In addition, this volume includes a selection of letters, candidly revealing of Chekhov's impassioned convictions on life and art, his high aspirations, his marriage, and his omnipresent compassion.