Short Stories by Anton Chekhov (Stephen Fry Presents) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD
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“Stephen’s voice is so full of character and emotion that he brings these stories to life. And, obviously, they are read by a Great Britain (meant in every sense of the word), so Wilde’s stories are brought back where they belong and have been acceptedwith open arms”
“No one else could bring these stories to life like Stephen Fry. truly wonderful”
About the Author
Anton Chekhov was born on 29 January 1860, the third of six surviving children, in Taganrog, a port on the Sea of Azov in southern Russia where his father, Pavel Yegorovich Chekhov, the son of a former serf, ran a grocery store. A director of the parish choir, devout Orthodox Christian, and physically abusive father, Pavel Chekhov has been seen by some historians as the model for his son's many portraits of hypocrisy.Chekhov's mother, Yevgeniya, was an excellent storyteller who entertained the children with tales of her travels with her cloth-merchant father all over Russia. "Our talents we got from our father," Chekhov remembered, "but our soul from our mother."
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Top Customer Reviews
The fact is that he isn't really that daunting and his short stories are accessible & often fun. Couple this with having the Master of Eloquent Simplification reading it (and a good translater in Constance Garnet) and you will find that this CD makes an excellent introduction to Chekhov.
The 2 CD's cover 7 stories of about 5-15 minutes each (Story 5, though, is 40 minutes). As no listing is available, I will detail them here.
1. AN AVENGER.
This first story is typical dark Russian humour. The story involves a man called Sergeyev talking to a shop-man in a Gun Shop about buying a gun so he can get revenge on his adulterous wife. Personally, I found this story quite insightful into late Tsarist Russia, with the Gun Shop owner grumbling about Import Duties & saying 'I'm a Conservative but...'
2. A BLUNDER.
Much lighter than the first story & more farcical. A Mother & Father plot to wave an 'Icon' above their daughter & one of her suitors in order that the suitor is forced to marry him. The results are interesting...
Velodya returns to his family home with a strange visitor. The two plot to join the Californian Gold Rush.
4. THE HUNTSMAN.
I found this my favourite story on CD 1, as it involves a Rogueish fellow called Yeagor Vlasic speaking with a Peasant woman he was forced to marry when drunk. The interplay of grumpy Bad-Boy & doting wife was both amusing & also somewhat sad.
5. THE LADY AND THE DOG.Read more ›
Would be ideal for all generations.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The product was fine, even if I was a little disappointed with Chekov's storiesPublished 9 months ago by Dr. RWG Gibson