Fifty-Two Stories-9780241444245

Fifty-Two Stories

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Author(s): Chekhov, Anton,
Binding: Paperback,
Date of Publication: 01/07/2021,
Pagination: 528 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Penguin Classics,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Fiction & related items,
Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 28
ISBN13/EAN/SKU: 9780241444245

'This beautifully produced edition collects, in chronological order, fifty-two of Anton Chekhov's short stories written between 1883 and 1898. It is a 'full deck', intended to reflect the diversity and inventiveness of the author's lesser-known fiction ... compelling and even graceful' The Times Literary SupplementA masterfully rendered volume of Chekhov's stories from award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa VolokhonskyChekhov's genius left an indelible impact on every literary form in which he wrote, but

none more so than short fiction. Now, renowned translators Richard Pevear and

Larissa Volokhonsky give us their superb renderings of fifty-two Chekhov

stories. This volume, which spans the full arc of Chekhov's career

and includes a number of tales translated into English for the first time,

reveals the extraordinary variety of his work. Ranging from the farcically

comic to the darkly complex, the stories are populated by a remarkable range

of characters who come from all parts of Russia, all walks of life, and who,

taken together, have democratized the short story. This is a collection that promises profound


'The premier Russian-to-English translators of the era' The New Yorker'The reinventors of the classic Russian novel for our times' PEN/Book of the Month Translation Prize Citation