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Ward No. 6 and Other Stories, 1892-1895 (Penguin Classics) Paperback – August 27, 2002
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About the Author
Ronald Wilks has translated many Russian works including, for Penguin, those of Gorky, Sologub, Tolstoy, Pushkin, and Chekhov.
J. Douglas Clayton is Professor of Russian at the University of Ottawa. He is the author of 'Pierrot in Petrograd' about the Commedia dell'arte and the Russian tradition.
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Top Customer Reviews
Ward 6, a story about a hospital and its patients--think One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest--it's a tragic tale that might have been more fact than fiction.
Gooseberries--a man whose eccentric dream was a homestead with gooseberries in the garden.
The Kiss--a soldier is haunted by a woman's anonymous kiss. He wants to find her so badly. This story really grabbed me because it's a metaphor for all our lost loves that we wish we had a second chance at. That's my take on it.
The Lady With The Dog--a romantic tale with lots of passion. This one will get your heart beating.
Whatever story you read you should find the writing exceptional. The detail, the mood, the scene. It raises the bar, without intending to, for what great writing should be.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It is an amazing story (Ward No 6) when idiots are in majority intelligent people are singled out as insane and Chekhov has told this story beautifully. Read morePublished 19 months ago by CW
Lol. Like I could write a review of Chekov.
Surely there should be a different rating for these classical genuii
This is one of the most enjoyable books I ever read. The odd characters made it all the more funny. Being a recent peruser of Russian books and having developed an interest in... Read morePublished on January 13, 2013 by John T C