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The Resource The complete short novels, Anton Chekhov ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear

The complete short novels, Anton Chekhov ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear

Label
The complete short novels
Title
The complete short novels
Statement of responsibility
Anton Chekhov ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
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. From the Hardcover edition
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NAB
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1860-1904
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Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated into English from the original Russian
LC call number
PG3456.A13
LC item number
P48 2005
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1943-
  • 1860-1904
  • 1860-1904
  • 1860-1904
  • 1860-1904
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pevear, Richard
  • Volokhonsky, Larissa
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Series statement
Vintage classics
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Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Label
The complete short novels, Anton Chekhov ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 540-548.)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The steppe
  • The duel
  • The story of an unknown man
  • Three years
  • My life
Control code
ocm61763627
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Classics ed.
Extent
xxii, 548 pages
Isbn
9781400032921
Lccn
2003064595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61763627
Label
The complete short novels, Anton Chekhov ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 540-548.)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The steppe
  • The duel
  • The story of an unknown man
  • Three years
  • My life
Control code
ocm61763627
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Classics ed.
Extent
xxii, 548 pages
Isbn
9781400032921
Lccn
2003064595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)61763627

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