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Forty Stories (Vintage Classics) Paperback – March 6, 1991
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-- Anton Chekhov
If any one writer can be said to have invented the modem short story, it is Anton Chekhov. It is not just that Chekhov democratized this art form; more than that, he changed the thrust of short fiction from relating to revealing.
And what marvelous and unbearable things are revealed in these Forty Stories. The abashed happiness of a woman in the presence of the husband who abandoned her years before. The obsequious terror of the official who accidentally sneezes on a general. The poignant astonishment of an aging Don Juan overtaken by love. Spanning the entirety of Chekhov's career and including such masterpieces as "Surgery," "The Huntsman," "Anyuta," "Sleepy-head," "The Lady With the Pet Dog," and "The Bishop," this collection manages to be amusing, dazzling, and supremely moving -- often within a single page.
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Original Language: Russian
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*Forty Stories* covers Chekhov's artistic span from 1880-1903.Read more ›
The Huntsman-The story of a peasant who has abandoned his lover. The hunter is arrogant; his lover is a poor peasant girl besotted with the hunter. The two meet in the hunting fields on a fine Russian day. Short but powerful lyrical prose!
The Bishop-The last few days in the life of a famous Bishop of the Russian Orthoxox Church. As the old man goes through his routine duties he travels back in memory to his childhood home; hears the voices of the dead who moulded his character and prepares for the final journey to eternity. A hauntingly poignant story.
Anna Round the Neck-A beautiful girl is married to a stuffy governmental official. He craves acclaim and she seeks love. A story that observes with clarity the routines. boredom and yearning of human beings.
The Bride-A young idealistic girl rejects marriage to a landowner. She travels to Moscow and refuses to live in her childhood village. A celebration of freedom and the human spirit!
The Lady and the Lapdog-One of the author's greatest stories. The theme is adultery and how a secret love affair is conducted over the course of several years.
Superb stories by a great master of the short story! Enjoy these wonderful stories dealing with all human emotions from tragedy to boredom! Enjoy!
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I loved everyone of these short stories from Chekhov, he is definetely one of the best writers ever. A must read.Published 13 months ago by William Brutton
Excellent book. I can't believe I had never read these stories previously.
Book came in the condition as described in the write-up, and it was on time. Thanks!
well whats to say of one of the greatest writers in the history of the written work..you haven't read if you haven't read this most worthy..boy he still astounds.Published on December 22, 2013 by J. craig