Chekhov: The Comic Stories


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By the time he was 28, Anton Chekhov had published more than 500 short works of fiction, about half of them comic stories and farces. Since then, it has been well documented that these works, dashed off while he was "chasing two hares at once" - his medical career and his modest literary pursuits - were carried out largely to pay the bills. Harvey Pitcher has selected and translated approximately forty of these short stories, all of which reflects a genius for comedy which is as fresh and entertaining now as it was then: ...

Chekhov: The Comic Stories 2004, Andre Deutsch Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780233000381

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Chekhov: The Comic Stories 1998, Andre Deutsch, London

ISBN-13: 9780233992013