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Witch, and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 1406507997

ISBN-13: 9781406507997

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anton Chekhov

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Collection of stories by the Russian short story writer and playwright. Many of his short stories are considered the apotheosis of the form while his playwriting career, though brief, had a great impact on dramatic literature and performance. His major plays are frequently revived in modern productions.
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List price: $18.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
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…