Peasants and Other Stories (New York Review of Books Classics Series)

Peasants and Other Stories (New York Review of Books Classics Series)

by Anton Chekhov
     
 

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The ever maturing art and ever more ambitious imaginative reach of Anton Chekhov, one of the world's greatest masters of the short story, led him in his last years to an increasingly profound exploration of the troubled depths of Russian society and life. This powerful and revealing selection from Chekhov's final works, made by the legendary American critic Edmund

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The ever maturing art and ever more ambitious imaginative reach of Anton Chekhov, one of the world's greatest masters of the short story, led him in his last years to an increasingly profound exploration of the troubled depths of Russian society and life. This powerful and revealing selection from Chekhov's final works, made by the legendary American critic Edmund Wilson, offers stories of novelistic richness and complexity, published in the only formatp edition to present them in chronological order.

Table of Contents
A Woman's Kingdom
Three Years
The Murder
My Life
Peasants
The New Villa
In the Ravine
The Bishop
Betrothed

Editorial Reviews

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No one understood as clearly and finely as Anton Chekhov the tragedy of life’s trivialities, no one before him showed men with such merciless truth the terrible and shameful picture of their life in the dim chaos of bourgeois everyday existence.
— Maxim Gorky

This is Chekhov with his eye on the big social picture….Longer than his earlier stories, these late works have more in common with The Sea Gull and The Cherry Orchard than with, say,The Doctor; depending on your taste, these stories may be most filling from a social observer’s point of view….Subtlety isn’t exactly the driving aim here.
— Washington Post Book World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940322141
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Series:
New York Review Books Classics Series
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,349,925
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.17(d)

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Maxim Gorky
Maxim Gorky

No one understood as clearly and finely as Anton Chekhov the tragedy of life's trivialities, no one before him showed men with such merciless truth the terrible and shameful picture of their life in the dim chaos of bourgeois everyday existence.

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