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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (November 26, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140447873
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140447873
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,678 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian physician and writer of short stories and plays, including the masterpieces: 'Uncle Vanya', 'The Seagull', and 'The Cherry Orchard'. Ronald Wilks has translated many Russian works of literature including, for Penguin, those of Gorky, Sologub, Tolstoy, Pushkin, and Chekhov. Paul Debreczeny is Professor of Russian at the University of North Carolina. Ronald Wilks has translated many Russian works of literature including, for Penguin, those of Gorky, Sologub, Tolstoy, Pushkin, and Chekhov. Paul Debreczeny is Professor of Russian at the University of North Carolina.

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Good translation too!
nikki johnson
The Lady With The Dog And Other Stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov An awesome book by one of the greatest short story writers in world literature!
Tisha Robinson
The Wilks translation is high quality beautiful English expression, it captures the mood and the ideas of Chekhov perfectly.
B. J. GILBERT

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By B. J. GILBERT on March 31, 2005
Format: Paperback
These stories translated in this volume by Ronald Wilks are really superb. When one compares the translation of "The Lady with the Dog" with the earlier translation by Constance Garnett, the differences are apparent. Please compare them. The Wilks translation is high quality beautiful English expression, it captures the mood and the ideas of Chekhov perfectly.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By dust collector on March 30, 2013
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I have no Russian and therefore cannot question Ronald Wilks' command of that language. However, when I compare his translation of this exchange with the Pevear-Volokhonsky translation, I do question his command of colloquial English -- or his dark sense of humor:

P-V translation:
"What time is it now?" My sister was worried. "We have to get back early, papa allowed me to visit my brother only till six o'clock."
"Ah, your papa again!" sighed the doctor.

Wilks translation:
"What's the time?" my sister asked anxiously. "We'll have to be back early. Papa said I could come and seem my brother, but only if I'm back by six, without fail."
"Oh, blow your papa!" the doctor sighed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Arsov on October 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
Anton Chekhov

The Lady with the Little Dog
and Other Stories, 1896-1904

Penguin Classics, Paperback, [2002].
8vo. xxxv+347 pp. Translation, Chronology [xxix-xxxiv], Publishing History and Notes [pp. 330-347] by Ronald Wilks. Introduction by Paul Debreczeny [vii-xxiv].

This edition first published, 2002.

Contents

Introduction
Further Reading
Chronology
Note on the Text
Patronymics

The House with the Mezzanine
Peasants
Man in a Case
Gooseberries
About Love
A Visit to Friends
Ionych
My Life
The Lady with the Little Dog
In the Ravine
Disturbing the Balance
The Bishop
The Bride

Publishing History and Notes

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This collection contains only 13 short stories, most of them rather longish actually, and they all date from the last eight years of Chekhov's tragically short life (he was only 44 when he died). But since I was told by experts that they are among his best, I thought this was a good place to start. As it turned out, Chekhov's nearly mythical status as a short story writer, albeit not fully justified, is by no means groundless.

I don't know how accurate Mr Wilks' translation is, but his editorial work is definitely top-notch. The section titled "Publishing History and Notes" is very extensive and extremely useful. It puts every story in the context of Chekhov's life, including fascinating quotations from his letters, and it clarifies many obscure references in the text. Mr Debreczeny's introduction is also worth reading, especially for Chekhov neophytes.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By B. Koziak on June 9, 2010
Format: Paperback
The kindle e-book offered here is NOT the Penguin edition. Too bad! This is very deceptive. I would have liked to see the Wilks translation as the kindle edition.
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