Ward No. 6 And Other Stories, 1892-1895

ISBN-10: 0140447865
ISBN-13: 9780140447866
Edition: 2002
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Description: These stories depict forms of mental experience that include depression, megalomania, boredom and frustration. In each tale, the characters experience moments in which they face the truth of their existence.

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List price: $12.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 8/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

These stories depict forms of mental experience that include depression, megalomania, boredom and frustration. In each tale, the characters experience moments in which they face the truth of their existence.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the provincial town of Taganrog, Ukraine, in 1860. In the mid-1880s, Chekhov became a physician, and shortly thereafter he began to write short stories. Chekhov started writing plays a few years later, mainly short comic sketches he called vaudvilles. The first collection of his humorous writings, Motley Stories, appeared in 1886, and his first play, Ivanov, was produced in Moscow the next year. In 1896, the Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg performed his first full- length drama, The Seagull. Some of Chekhov's most successful plays include The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, and Three Sisters. Chekhov brought believable but complex personalizations to his characters, while exploring the conflict between the landed gentry and the oppressed peasant classes. Chekhov voiced a need for serious, even revolutionary, action, and the social stresses he described prefigured the Communist Revolution in Russia by twenty years. He is considered one of Russia's greatest playwrights. Chekhov contracted tuberculosis in 1884, and was certain he would die an early death. In 1901, he married Olga Knipper, an actress who had played leading roles in several of his plays. Chekhov died in 1904, spending his final years in Yalta.

Ronald Wilks has translated Chekhovs short stories, as well as the work of other Russian writers, for Penguin Classics.John Sutherland teaches English at University College, London and has edited several works for Penguin Classics.

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a physician and writer of short stories and plays, including the masterpieces Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, and The Cherry Orchard.

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