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Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov was the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays and is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama.

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Chekhov: The Essential Plays
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Michael Heim
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2003
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76134-8 (0-375-76134-9)

Because Chekhov’s plays convey the universally recognizable, sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic, frustrations of decent people trying to make sense of their lives, they remain as fresh and vigorous as when they were written a century ago. Gathered here in superb new renderings by one of the most highly regarded translators of... Read more






The Complete Short Novels
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2005
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3292-1 (1-4000-3292-X)

Anton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels–here brought together in one volume for the first time, in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

The Steppe
—the most lyrical of the...

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The Complete Short Novels
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear, Introduction by Richard Pevear
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | August 2004
$26.00/34.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4049-0 (1-4000-4049-3)

Anton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels–here brought together in one volume for the first time, in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

The Steppe
—the most lyrical of the...

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The Duel
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Constance Garnett, Introduction by Aleksandar Hemon
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2003
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7008-1 (0-8129-7008-X)

First published in 1891, this morality tale pits a scientist, a government worker, his mistress, a deacon, and a physician against one another in a verbal battle of wits and ethics that explodes into a violent contest: the duel. When Laevsky, a lazy youth who works for the government, tires of... Read more






The Duel (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2010
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-74287-2 (0-307-74287-3)

Includes a new forward by the screenwriter Mary Bing 

In Anton Chekhov’s The Duel the escalating animosity between two men with opposed philosophies of life is played out against the backdrop of a seedy resort on the Black Sea coast.

Laevsky is a dissipated romantic given to gambling and flirtation; he has run... Read more






Forty Stories
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Robert Payne, Introduction by Robert Payne
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1991
$15.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73375-1 (0-679-73375-2)

If any writer can be said to have invented the modern short story, it is Anton Chekhov. It is not just that Chekhov democratized this art form; more than that, he changed the thrust of short fiction from relating to revealing. And what marvelous and unbearable things are revealed in these... Read more






Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Ronald Wilks, Introduction by Paul Debreczney
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2002
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044787-3 (0-14-044787-3)

An enchanting collection of tales which showcase Anton Chekhov at the height of his power as a writer

In the final years of his life, Chekhov produced some of the stories that rank among his masterpieces, and some of the most highly-regarded works in Russian literature. The poignant 'The Lady with the... Read more






A Life in Letters
Written by Anton Chekhov, Edited by Rosamund Bartlett, Translated by Anthony Phillips
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2004
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044922-8 (0-14-044922-1)

The life story of a Russian master as he told it to others 

From the teenager in provincial Russia in 1875 to his premature death in Germany in 1904, Chekhov wrote over 4,500 letters to a range of correspondents, including family and friends, his publisher and fellow writers - not to mention... Read more






The Major Plays
Written by Anton Chekhov, Afterword by Rosamund Bartlett, Foreword by Robert Brustein
Signet | Paperback | December 2006
$7.95/10.45(Canada) | 978-0-451-53037-0 (0-451-53037-3)

Anton Chekhov
The Major Plays

Ivanov * The Sea Gull * Uncle Vanya * The Three Sisters * The Cherry Orchard

“Let the things that happen onstage be just as complex and yet just as simple as they are in life,” Chekhov once declared. “For instance, people are having a meal, just having a... Read more






Plays
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Peter Carson, Introduction by Richard Gilman
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$10.00/13.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044733-0 (0-14-044733-4)

Five masterful dramatic works from one of the world's best-loved playwrights. This collection includes The Cherry Orchard,now on Broadwayin a Roundabout Theater Company production at the American Airlines Theater. Directed by Simon Godwin and starring Diane Lane, John Glover and Susannah Flood.   

At a time when the Russian theatre was dominated by... Read more






The Portable Chekhov
Written by Anton Chekhov, Edited by Avrahm Yarmolinsky, Introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 1977
$20.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-015035-3 (0-14-015035-8)

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Selected Stories
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Ann Dunnigan, Introduction by George Pahomov
Signet | Paperback | April 2003
$7.95/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-52879-7 (0-451-52879-4)

150th Anniversary Edition

Praised by Tolstoy as an "incomparable artist", Chekov is considered one of the masters of the short story. This collection features twenty of his most noted stories, including The Confession, Ninotchka, and The Cure for Drinking. Read more






Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Introduction by Richard Pevear
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2000
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-553-38100-9 (0-553-38100-8)

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched talents to The Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov, a collection of thirty of Chekhov’s best tales from the major periods... Read more






The Shooting Party
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Ronald Wilks, Introduction by John Sutherland
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | September 2004
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044898-6 (0-14-044898-5)

A story of concealed love and fatal jealousy wrapped into a classic murder mystery

When a young woman dies during a shooting party at the country estate of a dissolute count, a magistrate is called to investigate. But suspicion descends upon virtually everyone, for, as we soon learn, the victim was at... Read more






Six Great Modern Plays
Written by Anton Chekhov
Dell | Paperback | February 1956
$7.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-37984-3 (0-440-37984-9)

Six Great Plays: Tennessee William's 'The Glass Menagerie'; Arthur Miller's 'All My Sons'; Anton Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'; Henrik Ibsen's 'The Master Builder'; George Bernard Shaw's 'Mrs. Warren's Profession'; and Sean O'Casey's 'Red Rose For Me Read more






Ward No. 6 and Other Stories, 1892-1895
Written by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Ronald Wilks, Introduction by J. Douglas Clayton
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 2002
$12.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-044786-6 (0-14-044786-5)

Tales of madness, alienation, and insight from a master of the short story

Ward No. 6 and Other Stories 1892-1895 collects stories which show Anton Chekhov beginning to confront complex, ambiguous and often extreme emotions in his short fiction. These stories from the middle period of Chekhov's career include - influenced by... Read more





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