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The complete short novels

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.
Series: Everyman's Library, 277; Everyman's library, 277.
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"The Steppe 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky
ISBN: 1400040493 9781400040490 1857152778 9781857152777
OCLC Number: 53331729
Description: xli, 548 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The steppe --
The duel --
The story of an unknown man --
Three years --
My life.
Series Title: Everyman's Library, 277; Everyman's library, 277.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Anton Chekhov ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear.
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"The Steppe 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 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 cover, p. [2].

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