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This review is from: Tales of Chekhov (Paperback)
Chekhov's collected stories, in the only full collection available online that I could find, are excellent, displaying the full spectrum of human emotion and complexity to such an extent that I know of no other author other than Shakespeare who was able to so utterly give life to his characters. For the titan that he is, and the richness of his stories alone, this is worth the buy.
The Constance Garnett translations deserve their dubious reputaion, with newer translations such as those by the Pevear couple are far closer to the Russian and remaining good in English (a trait not shared by translations from the Russian by Nabokov).
The quality of the paper and binding is bellow par, and would highly recomend care when reading, though read you must.