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Motley Tales and a Play  (New York Public Library Collector's Editions)
Motley Tales and a Play - New York Public Library Collector's Editions
Author: Vlada Chernomordik, Constance Black Garnett, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, David Mamet
ISBN-13: 9780385487306
ISBN-10: 0385487304
Publication Date: 2/17/1998
Pages: 432
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Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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From Endpapers: Known by readers around the world for his keen psychological insight and compassionate blend of commedy and tragedy, Anton Chekhov(1860-1904)ranks among the most important of modern authors. His incomparable ability to conjure a perfectly rendered slice of life with the briefest of sketches revolutionized the short story, transforming it from little more than a shortened novel to the distinct form that has been adopted today by writers around the world.
Marking the first time The New York Public Library has drawn extensively from its special collections for a new series, this Collectors Edition offers the reader unprecedented acess to the Library's literary and artistic treasures. Each...illustrated...from library's rare book and manuscript collections including handwritten diaries, letters and notebooks previously available to scholars. This...allows readers a privileged glimpse into the writer's world.

CONTENTS:
Acknowledgements
About Anton Chekhov
About this Edition
Motley Tales: The Student; Anna on the Neck; The Beauties; The Chorus Girl; Misery; A Happy Ending; The Darling; The Huntsman; Sleepy; Peasants; The Teacher of Literature; Easter Eve; Happiness; Anyuta; The Witch; The Two Volodyas; Ward No. 6;
A Play: The Three Sisters
Suggestion for Further Reading
Checklist of Illustrations