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THE PORTABLE CHEKHOV (Viking Portable Library P35)
THE PORTABLE CHEKHOV - Viking Portable Library P35 Author:Avrahm Yarmolinsky (edited by) This is the nineteenth printing, published in 1968, of the original 1947 edition. Edited in new or revised translations and with an introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky, "one of the foremost modern authorities on and translators of Russian literature". Additional translators: Constance Garnett, Bernard G. Guerney (the editor has revised their tran... more »slations).
From the back cover: "Few writers have equaled Anton Chekhov's 'talent for humanity' or his genius for distilling states of feeling; and fewer still his compassionately humorous view of life...He is accounted the single most important influence on the development of the short story."
Contents of the book: 1) Editor's Note and Editor's Introduction; 2)Notable Dates in the Life of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; 3)Selected Bibliography: Works by Chekhov; 4) 28 short stories (see list below); 5)Two plays - "The Boor" and "The Cherry Orchard"; 6)A selection of letters written by Chekhov; 7)Works About Chekhov.
The 28 short stories included in the book: Vanka, the Privy Councilor, A Calamity, At the Mill, The Siren, Sergeant Prishibeyev, The Culprit, Daydreams, Heartache, An Encounter, The Letter, The Kiss, The Name-Day Party, An Attack of Nerves, Gusev, Anna on the Neck, In the Cart, At Home, Peasants, The Man in a Shell, Gooseberries, About Love, The Darling, The Lady with the Pet Dog, At Christmas Time, On Official Business, In the Ravine.
The inside front and back covers list approximately 67 books in the Viking paperback Portables series (as of 1968). Cover design by Rafael D. Palacios.« less