RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 39217783 LA English T1 The essential tales of Chekhov A1 Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich,, Ford, Richard,, Garnett, Constance,, PB Ecco Press PP Hopewell, N.J. YR 1998 SN 0880016078 9780880016070 AB "In this extraordinary collection of twenty tales, Richard Ford, a master short story writer in his own right, has selected his personal favorites from among more than two hundred of Chekhov's tales and short novels. These stories, ordered chronologically from 1886 to 1899, are drawn from Chekhov's most fruitful years as a short story writer. The translation is by Constance Garnett, who brought Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Turgenev to the English-speaking world."--Jacket. An anthology by a 19th century Russian master, comprising twenty tales. They range from The Lady with the Dog, an illicit love affair between two married people, to A Blunder, in which parents eavesdrop as a suitor proposes to their daughter.