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The Collected Short Stories of Anton Chekhov Volume I: 100 Short Stories (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics)
 
 

The Collected Short Stories of Anton Chekhov Volume I: 100 Short Stories (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Anton Chekhov
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This is the first volume in a two-volume series containing over two hundred of Anton Chekhov's short stories. In this volume, the reader will find one hundred of his best stories:

THE DARLING
ARIADNE
POLINKA
ANYUTA
THE TWO VOLODYAS
THE TROUSSEAU
THE HELPMATE
TALENT
AN ARTIST'S STORY
THREE YEARS
THE LADY WITH THE DOG
A DOCTOR'S VISIT
AN UPHEAVAL
IONITCH
THE HEAD OF THE FAMILY
THE BLACK MONK
VOLODYA
AN ANONYMOUS STORY
THE HUSBAND
THE PARTY
TERROR
A WOMAN'S KINGDOM
A PROBLEM
THE KISS
'ANNA ON THE NECK'
THE TEACHER OF LITERATURE
NOT WANTED
TYPHUS
A MISFORTUNE
A TRIFLE FROM LIFE
THE WIFE
DIFFICULT PEOPLE
THE GRASSHOPPER
A DREARY STORY
THE PRIVY COUNCILLOR
THE MAN IN CASE
GOOSEBERRIES
ABOUT LOVE
THE LOTTERY TICKET
THE BISHOP
THE LETTER
EASTER EVE
A NIGHTMARE
THE MURDER
UPROOTED
THE STEPPE
THE CHORUS GIRL
VEROTCHKA
MY LIFE
AT A COUNTRY HOUSE
A FATHER
ON THE ROAD
ROTHSCHILD'S FIDDLE
IVAN MATVEYITCH
ZINOTCHKA
BAD WEATHER
A GENTLEMAN FRIEND
A TRIVIAL INCIDENT
THE HORSE-STEALERS
WARD NO. 6
THE PETCHENYEG
A DEAD BODY
A HAPPY ENDING
THE LOOKING-GLASS
OLD AGE
DARKNESS
THE BEGGAR
A STORY WITHOUT A TITLE
IN TROUBLE
FROST
A SLANDER
MINDS IN FERMENT
GONE ASTRAY
AN AVENGER
THE JEUNE PREMIER
A DEFENCELESS CREATURE
AN ENIGMATIC NATURE
A HAPPY MAN
A TROUBLESOME VISITOR
AN ACTOR'S END
THE SCHOOLMASTER
ENEMIES
THE EXAMINING MAGISTRATE
BETROTHED
FROM THE DIARY OF A VIOLENT-TEMPERED MAN
IN THE DARK
A PLAY
A MYSTERY
STRONG IMPRESSIONS
DRUNK
THE MARSHAL'S WIDOW
A BAD BUSINESS
IN THE COURT
BOOTS
JOY
LADIES
A PECULIAR MAN
AT THE BARBER'S
AN INADVERTENCE
THE ALBUM

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By notimetoulouse TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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I read my first translated Russian books (Sholokovs' 'Quiet flows the Don' and 'The Don flows home to the sea,' whilst still at school a million years ago, and I was really taken by the sheer depth of description of Russian life.
Okay Dickens could build superb word pictures for me, but these two books really made the Steppe and the Don Cossacks come to life.
I've dipped in and out of War and Peace numerous times, but it failed to hook me to stay with the book all the way through (there's time yet!), and I've bought the short stories of Tolstoy for Kindle which offered a deeper level of description of Russian life.

I don't know what it is, but there is something about Russian writing that appeals immensely to me - the more descriptive the better... Gogol's Dead Souls is riveting...but it was chancing on an Interview with Ernest Hemingway that really helped me find someone who to me, is the absolute master of the short story.
The interviewer asked Hemingway who his favourite author was and he answered "Checkhov..... Favourite short story writer? Chekhov, Plays? Checkhov, Novels? Always Checkhov....Checkhov is the master).
So I bought both Volume 1 and Volume 2 for my Kindle on the basis of that and I have to say (halfway through Volume one) that Papa H was absolutely right.
His descriptive writing is superb, and if you are backing off from reading him thinking his points of view, language and 'take on life' will be old fashioned and stilted you will be pleasantly surprised.
His stories perfectly capture Russian life at the turn of the century, and his observations of human behaviour are of the highest order.
This volume is an absolute bargain at the price that is being asked.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful value - but? 14 Jun 2012
By Eleni
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I really have right to complain when Kindle offers all these wonderful classics for little or nothing, but it is a shame that one can't choose which story to read. They are together in one lump and it doesn't seem possible to jump from one to another - unless I am being particularly stupid. One just has to plough through the stories one after the other. With a modern book it is possible to jump from chapter to chapter but that doesn't seem to work for these 'omnibus' editions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Constance Garnett 31 Jan 2013
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For anyone wondering whether this compromises on quality, as far as I can tell it's the Constance Garnett translation (certainly the same as those CG volumes available via Kindle). It's worth the price to avoid downloading the separate works, therefore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A master 13 Nov 2013
By sarahj
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I'm sure Chekhov doesn't need my endorsement, but he has it any way. Recommended to to help with my study of creative writing, he is a master of the short story.
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