Selected Stories; Anton Chekhov

Selected Stories; Anton Chekhov

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Anton Chekhov is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of short stories. He constructs stories where action and drama are implied rather than described openly, and which leave much to the reader's imagination.

This collection contains some of the most important of his earliest and shortest comic sketches, as well as examples of his great, mature works. Throughout, the doctor-turned-writer displays compassion for human suffering and misfortune, but is always able to see the comical, even farcical aspects of the human condition.

Chekhov sees and depicts life with unwavering honesty and truthfulness, although a clear moral sense can be detected beneath his apparent objectivity.

Stories include:

  • Overseasoned
  • The Night before Easter
  • At Home
  • Champagne
  • The Malefactor
  • Murder Will Out
  • The Trousseau
  • The Decoration
  • The Man in a Case
  • Little Jack
  • Dreams
  • The Death of an Official
  • Agatha
  • The Beggar
  • Children
  • The Troublesome Guest
  • Not Wanted
  • The Robbers
  • Lean and Fat
  • On the Way
  • The Head Gardener’s Tale
  • Hush!
  • Without a Title
  • In the Ravine

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