7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A great collection of stories for all concerned.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Kiss and Other Stories (Classics) (Mass Market Paperback)
These are really timeless short stories, by a master of the genre. If you like Chekhov, then there are plenty of things here to interest you. If you only know the plays then all I can say is that this collection of stories is even better. The book has "The Kiss," "The Bishop," "Peasants," the trilogy "Man In A Case," "Gooseberries" and "Concerning Love," and also includes "A Case History," "The Russian Master," "In The Gully" and "Anna Round The Neck." My favorite has to be "The Bishop," which fully displays Chekhov's powers of description and his real insight into the way human beings really feel. Other stories look at the conditions in Russian society for the serfs and "The Russian Master" is a typical Chekhov story of love's shortcomings.
There's something about this book that has a fascinating character to it. Right from the cover, to the variety of stories, (even the font itself!?!) transports me to Russia whenever I open it up. I recommend this book, even if you own some of the stories already because it's just still good value. If you don't know Chekhov's stories, I'm sure will like them by reading this collection.