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The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904
  • Published: 16 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780140447873
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $24.00

The Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904




A collection of Chekhov's latest and haunting short stories

In the final years of his life, Chekhov had reached the height of his powers as a dramatist, and also produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces. The poignant 'The Lady with the Little Dog' and 'About Love' examine the nature of love outside of marriage - its romantic idealism and the fear of disillusionment. And in stories such as 'Peasants', 'The House with the Mezzanine' and 'My Life' Chekhov paints a vivid picture of the conditions of the poor and of their powerlessness in the face of exploitation and hardship. With the works collected here, Chekhov moved away from the realism of his earlier tales - developing a broader range of characters and subject matter, while forging the spare minimalist style that would inspire such modern short-story writers as Hemingway and Faulkner.

  • Published: 16 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780140447873
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $24.00

About the author

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov was a Russian author and playwright who has been hailed as the master of the modern short story. Born in 1860 in Taganov, he studied at medical school before becoming a writer. Among his best known short tales are 'The Steppe' (which won him the Pushkin Prize in 1888), 'Ward No. 6' (1892) and 'The Lady with the Dog' (1889), while his plays include The Seagull (1895), Uncle Vanya (1897), The Three Sisters (1901) and The Cherry Orchard (1904), all of which are widely acclaimed as masterpieces. He died in July 1904 in Badenweiler, Germany.

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