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Life in Letters

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ISBN-10: 0140449221

ISBN-13: 9780140449228

Edition: 2004

Authors: Anton Chekhov, Rosamund Bartlett, Anthony Phillips

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From his teenage years in provincial Russia to his premature death in 1904, Anton Chekhov wrote thousands of letters to a wide range of correspondents. This fascinating new selection tells Chekhovs story as a man and a writer through affectionate bulletins to his family, insightful discussions of literature with publishers and theater directors, and tender love letters to his actress wife. Vividly evoking landscapes, people, and his daily life, the letters offer revealing glimpses into Chekhovs preoccupationsthe onset of tuberculosis, his dual careers as doctor and writer, and his ambivalence about his growing reputation as Russias foremost playwright and author. This volume takes us inside…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.80" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Wilkie Collins was born in London, England on January 8, 1824. He worked first in business and then law, but eventually turned to literature. During his lifetime, he wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, at least 14 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. His works include Antonia, The Woman in White, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel, and Heart and Science. He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and collaborated with him. He died on September 23, 1889.