Anton Chekhov: Early Short Stories, 1883-1888
Modern Library, 1999 - 642 pagina's
This collection, selected by Shelby Foote, presents seventy of Chekhov's early short stories, written between 1883 and 1888, in celebrated translations by Constance Garnett. One of the most memorable is "The Death of a Government Clerk, " a glorious parody in which a fawning official is undone by an ill-timed sneeze. "On the Road, " the history of an educated man's search for convictions, is one of Chekhov's finest dramatic stories and the source of his first full-length play, Ivanov. And in "The Steppe, " which marked a turning point in Chekhov's career, a boy's picaresque journey across the Russian heartland evokes the soul of Russia itself.
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How am I to tell you so that you can understand ? I say . . . over there ! Go away
over there ! Do you hear ? " Miss Fyce enveloped Gryabov in disdain , and
uttered a nasal sound . " What ? Don ' t you understand ? Go away from here , I
tell you !
Tell me , do you see him ? Come , as a friend . " Alyosha hesitated . “ You won ' t
tell mother ? ” he said . “ As though I should ! " “ On your honour ? " “ On my
honour . " “ Do you swear ? " “ Ah , you provoking boy ! What do you take me for ?
Olga Ivanovna was silent . “ You have been the one attachment in my life , " the
doctor went on , " and you cannot imagine how deeply my feeling is wounded by
falsehood . . . . Come , I entreat you , Olga , for once in your life , tell me the truth .
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Early short stories, 1883-1888Gebruikersrecensie - Not Available - Book Verdict
This fab duo sport 110 of Chekhov's shorts (70 Early and 40 Later). Along with the text, this additionally includes a brief biography and an introduction by editor Foote. Good stuff. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - JVioland - LibraryThing
Absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended. In my opinion, he is the greatest short story writer of all time. Volledige review lezen
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