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Duel and Other Stories

ISBN-10: 0486426769

ISBN-13: 9780486426761

Edition: 2003

Authors: Anton Chekov, Constance Garnett

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From a master of the short stort: six tales including 'The Darling', a poignant piece supporting the claim that life has no meaning without love; 'The Kiss', 'Anna On The Neck', and three others.
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Book details

List price: $2.50
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

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.

A Malefactor (1885)
The Kiss (1887)
The Duel (1891)
"Anna on the Neck" (1895)
The Man in a Case (1898)
The Darling (1899)