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This new translation of the literary masterpiece– which combines a beautiful romance with high suspense– is here presented for the first time as a stand-alone volume.
One of Chekhov’s most important lengthy works, this remarkable story gives a startling twist to his classic, ongoing study of bourgeois romance when he sets it on a collision course with a decaying, Czarist concept of honor. It ends in the ultimate Chekhovian observation: that fate is often ludicrous.