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Lady with Lapdog and Other Stories / Edition 1
     

Lady with Lapdog and Other Stories / Edition 1

by Anton Chekhov
 

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ISBN-10: 0140441433

ISBN-13: 2900140441436

Pub. Date: 11/05/1964

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov(1860-1904) may be likened to his contemporaries, the pointilliste painters. Piece by piece, episode by episode, character by character, he constructs in prose a survey of the human condition. as David Magarshack writes in his introduction, on reading these stories 'one gets the impression of holding life itself, like a fluttering bird,

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov(1860-1904) may be likened to his contemporaries, the pointilliste painters. Piece by piece, episode by episode, character by character, he constructs in prose a survey of the human condition. as David Magarshack writes in his introduction, on reading these stories 'one gets the impression of holding life itself, like a fluttering bird, in one's cupped hands'.

This collection includes such famous small masterpieces as 'A Boring Story','Ward 6', 'Ariadne', and 'The Darling', not to mention the title story, after reading which Gorky wrote to Chekhov that everything he himself wrote seemed 'coarse and written not with a pen but with a log'. The stories typify Chekhov's extraordinary ability to compress a whole life into a few pages, and reveal that blend of comedy and tragedy with which he portrays the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900140441436
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/05/1964
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(8)
Grief
15(6)
Agafya
21(11)
Misfortune
32(14)
A Boring Story
46(59)
The Grasshopper
105(26)
Ward 6
131(56)
Ariadne
187(26)
The House with an Attic
213(19)
Ionych
232(19)
The Darling
251(13)
Lady with Lapdog
264

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