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The Complete Short Novels Anton Chekhov, Widely Hailed As The Supreme Master Of The Short Story, Also Wrote Five Works Long Enough To Be Called Short Novels Here Brought Together In One Volume For The First Time, In A Masterly New Translation By The Award Winning Translators Richard Pevear And Larissa Volokhonsky The Steppe The Most Lyrical Of The Five Is An Account Of A Nine Year Old Boy S Frightening Journey By Wagon Train Across The Steppe Of Southern Russia The Duel Sets Two Decadent Figures A Fanatical Rationalist And A Man Of Literary Sensibility On A Collision Course That Ends In A Series Of Surprising Reversals In The Story Of An Unknown Man, A Political Radical Spying On An Important Official By Serving As Valet To His Son Gradually Discovers That His Own Terminal Illness Has Changed His Long Held Priorities In Startling Ways Three Years Recounts A Complex Series Of Ironies In The Personal Life Of A Rich But Passive Moscow Merchant In My Life, A Man Renounces Wealth And Social Position For A Life Of Manual Labor.The Resulting Conflict Between The Moral Simplicity Of His Ideals And The Complex Realities Of Human Nature Culminates In A Brief Apocalyptic Vision That Is Unique In Chekhov S Work Book Jacket Status Jacketed From The Hardcover Edition.


10 thoughts on “The Complete Short Novels

  1. says:

    Second reading This is a collection of novellas My Life A Provincial s Story is a brilliant, deeply impressive, story Its structure is perfect, its characterizations deft, spot on, its descriptive passages vivid, tactile, redolent Set in 1890 or so it s narrated by a young man, Misail, a noble, who has this highly romanticized notion of manual labor Based in part on Kropotkin s theories of cooperative evolutionary relationships See Mutual Aid His contempt for so called intellectual wor Second reading This is a collection of novellas My Life A Provincial s Story is a brilliant, deeply impressive, story Its structure is perfect, its characterizations deft, spot on, its descriptive passages vivid, tactile, redolent Set in 1890 or so it s narrated by a young man, Misail, a noble, who has this highly romanticized notion of manual labor Based in part on Kropotkin s theories of cooperative evolutionary relationships See Mutual Aid His contempt for so called intellectual work, such as that undertaken by his ungifted architect father, drives that man half mad He fears Misail will turn his back on his noble advantages and become a worker, which would be a humiliation to him This is just what Misail does It s a hideous life he s chosen His na...


  2. says:

    A slice of Russian provincial life from the late 19th century, told in five tales.In this book Chekhov provides us with a glimpse into family life love, loss, betrayal, infidelity together with drunkeness, spite, theft and fury In some ways these themes make for a modern read, and indeed some of the plots could be TV soaps with just a few modernising tweaks However other aspects are alien there is lots written about servants and horses, and we see the thrill of the newfangled railways as A slice of Russian provincial life from the late 19th century, told i...


  3. says:

    I was sort of upset when I came upon the last page, and had to finish this book this is the kind of book that could go on, and on, and on, and you wouldn t get bored This book is life, the fate of so many seemingly real people, and the perfect escape from your own subsistence.Some quotes of my preference very random The Russian man likes to remember, but does not like to live To constantly go into raptures over nature is to show the paucity of your imagination All these brooks and cliff I was sort of upset when I came upon the last page, and had to finish this book this is the kind of book that could go on, and on, and on, and you wouldn t get bored This book is life, the fate of so many seemingly real people, and the perfect escape from your own subsistence.Some quotes of my preference very random The Russian man likes to remember, but does not like to live To constantly go into raptures over nature is to show the paucity of your imagination All these brooks and cliffs are nothing but trash compared to what my imagination can give me I m sorry the man is not in military service He d make an excellent, brilliant general He d know how to ...


  4. says:

    I was surprised that David Gilmour chose to talk about Chekhov s personality, a matter so subjective and where did he find the sources anyway , when there are so manyjuicy, fact backed tidbits to talk about 1 If we are talking about his virtues, isn t it likely that he contracted that tuberculosis because he was running left and right healing the peasants on his estate 2 How about the fact that he was not much of a romantic, and preferred professional touch That he got married reluctan I was surprised that David Gilmour chose to talk about Chekhov s personality, a matter so subjective and where did he find the sources anyway , when there are so manyjuicy, fact backed tidbits to talk about 1 If we are talking about his virtues, isn t it likely that he contracted that tuberculosis because he was running left and righ...


  5. says:

    THE HOUSE WITH THE MEZZANINEThe House With The Mezzanine is the story of a somewhat diffident young man, a painter, and his somewhat tenuous romance with two sisters during a vacation the story is laden with the impressionistic images conjured up by its narrator and is one of Chekhov s finest short stories.The narrator, feeling bored during his holidays, decides to go for a walk and during his walk he comes across the grounds of an unfamiliar manor house The sun was already thinking and the e THE HOUSE WITH THE MEZZANINEThe House With The Mezzanine is the story of a somewhat diffident young man, a painter, and his somewhat tenuous romance with two sisters during a vacation the story is laden with the impressionistic images conjured up by its narrator and is one of Chekhov s finest short stories.The narrator, feeling bored during his holidays, decides to go for a walk and during his walk he comes across the grounds of an unfamiliar manor house The sun was already thinking and the evening shadows lay across the flower rye Two rows of closely planted, towering fir trees, stood like solid, unbroken walls, forming a handsome, sombre avenue It was quiet and dark, only high up in the trees a vivid golden light quivered here and there and transformed spiders webs into shimmering rainbows Chekhov brilliantly renders the picture from the perspective of a talented impressionist, the narrators keen eye picking out the oscillations of the spi...


  6. says:

    It is really great to read an absolute master like Chekov I used to like his short stories when I was a teenager, but it has been a while since I last had something by him in my hands After reading an old book by Edmund Wilson where he tells about a trip to the Soviet Union and digresses a bit about Russian literature, I decided to try Chekhov again And I loved it Every story is populated with amazing characters, carefully developed, humanistic and tender The building forces of Russian soci It is really great to read an absolute master like Chekov I used to like his short stories when I was a teenager, but it has been a while since I last had something by him in my hands After reading an old book by Edmund Wilson where he tells about a trip to the Soviet Union and digresses a bit about Russian literature, I decided to try...


  7. says:

    As good as it gets I read the Constance Garnett translations but I would think it would be impossible to tarnish these in translation they re also available free online, I believe They re all worth reading, as are all the stories Chekhov wrote from 1888 to 1904 I just finished a major binge ...


  8. says:

    No one does short stories better.


  9. says:

    This one took me a little longer than expected because I preferred to invest my time in most of unproductive activities during this period One of the best books I read so far.Some stories particularly had a profound impact on me, I would like to mention some of which I loved the most the Duel , the joke , .6 ward no.6 , the darling.Some of the ideas which particularly I found interesting 1 Marcus Aurelius said If you are distressed by anything external, the This one took me a little longer than expected because I preferred to invest my time in most of unproductive activities during this period One of the best books I read so far.Some stories particularly had a profound impact on me, I would like to mention some of which I loved the most the Duel , the joke , .6 ward no.6 , the darling.Some of the ideas which particularly I found interesting 1 Marcus Aurelius said If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, b...


  10. says:

    DNFI just got so bored and kept forgetting people s names and I wasn t blown away by any revelation of human nature So ya.


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