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The lady with the little dog and other stories / Anton Chekhov ; translated with notes by Ronald Wilks ; with an introduction by Paul Debreczeny.

The lady with the little dog and other stories / Anton Chekhov ; translated with notes by Ronald Wilks ; with an introduction by Paul Debreczeny.
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ISBN 9780140447873 (paperback)
Author Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 author.
Title The lady with the little dog and other stories / Anton Chekhov ; translated with notes by Ronald Wilks ; with an introduction by Paul Debreczeny.
Publisher/Date London : Penguin Books, 2002.
Pagination etc. xxxv, 348 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Penguin classics
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references: p. 330-348
Contents note 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.
Summary Note In the later years of his life Chekhov had reached the height of his powers as a dramatist, while also writing short stories that rank among his masterpieces. In "The Lady with the Little Dog" a man and a woman indulge in an affair that could ruin both their marriages, but their feelings for each other compel them towards betrayal. "Peasants" focuses on the brutality of peasant life, where the locus of evil is the tavern, in which the men spend the last of their meagre earnings on vodka and go home drunk to beat their wives. And in "My Life" Misail rejects the life of a gentleman to become a labourer despite his father's protestations and threats to disown him. The works in this volume show how Chekhov moved away from the realism of his earlier stories, forging a style that would inspire modern short-story writers such as Hemingway and Faulkner.
The stories collected here, written during the final decade of Chekhov's life, reveal a writer who, in response to the techniques of Symbolism and Impressionism, was moving beyond 19th-century realism to become an influential innovator of the modern short story.
Language note Translated from the Russian.
Subject Man-woman relationships -- Russia -- Fiction
-- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Added Author Wilks, Ronald translator.
Debreczeny, Paul author of introduction, etc.
Shelf Location F CHEK
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