With the short story, you know it's good when you want to read more of the author's works.
I came to Chekhov because he was a great influence on one of Russia's great 20th century writers, Vasily Grossman.
It's not perfect, but if you can have only one collection of Chekhov stories, this is the one to have.
One of the finest writers of all time, he is brilliant with his description of his characters.
Has a knack of bringing characters to life. Read more
This star rating reflects frustration with Amazon's layout, not the Chekhov text.
For some reason, Amazon has misleadingly grouped a different digital edition of this... Read more
Great book and great stories! Thanks for such a great book. Product was in good condition too.Published 4 months ago by Twyla J.
Creation of a context that is a "red herring" for a conclusion that elevates the banal to a point that sudden self-discovery becomes a "whack upside the head". Read morePublished 6 months ago by Theodore E. James Jr.