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Five Great Short Stories

Dover Thrift Editions Series

by Anton Chekhov


Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 1904), a Russian physician, short-story writer, and playwright, wrote hundreds of stories that delved beneath the surface of Russian society, exposing the hidden motives of his characters and the ways in which prevailing social forces influenced their lives. This collection contains five of his most highly regarded stories, all from his maturity, and set in a variety of Tsarist Russian milieux.Included are "The Black Monk" (1894), "The House with the Mezzanine" (1896), "The Peasants" (1897), "Gooseberries" (1898), and "The Lady with the Toy Dog" (1899). In these incisive tales, readers will discover a master of character, nuance, and setting developing the basic themes of his oeuvre: the sociological and psychological obstacles in the way of human affection and satisfactory development of the personality."

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Copyright year 1990
ISBN-13 9780486264639
ISBN-10 0486264637
Class Copyright
Publisher Dover Publications, Incorporated
Subject Fiction
File Size 67 MB
Number of Pages 96
Length of Recording 5
Language ENG
Shelf No. KZ641
Grade Range 9-
Ages 14