Book Reviews of Uncle Vanya (Dover Thrift Editions)

Uncle Vanya (Dover Thrift Editions)
Uncle Vanya - Dover Thrift Editions
Author: Anton Chekhov
ISBN-13: 9780486401591
ISBN-10: 0486401596
Publication Date: 1/26/1998
Pages: 64
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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What an odd little play! The title character personifies regret, longing, and bitterness. I felt sad for him, but he frustrated me with his inaction. He was a meaner version of Billy Pilgrim from _Slaughterhouse 5_.

It must be the Russians, but there was a lot of drinking going on in this one - and lots of bitter words when drunk. Vanya's drunken comments cracked me up. Above all else, his vocal bitterness was funny.