Book: Paperback | 129 x 198mm | 416 pages | ISBN 9780140447859 | 25 Oct 2001 | Penguin Classics
Written during Chekhov's late 20s and early 30s, these dazzling stories are the work of a young writer in dialogue with his masters: Tolstoy, Gogol and Maupassant. They are stories which deal with good and evil, depicting heroes and villains and monsters with a lightness of touch and a lack of ambiguity which is largely absent from the stories Chekhov wrote following traumatic and defining visit to the penal island of Sakhalin to investigate prison conditions in 1890.
Translated with Notes by Ronald Wilks with a New Introduction by Donald Rayfield
Note on the Text
The Name-day Party
A Dreary Story
Publishing History and Notes