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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
$10.00/11.00(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
$17.00/21.00(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
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | August 2004
$25.00/28.95(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






Russian Literature
Written by Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin and Leo Tolstoy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 2010
$168.00/195.85(Canada) | 978-0-307-70077-3 (0-307-70077-1)

A collection of great and beloved works of Russian literature from classic novels to masterly stories, including translations by award winners Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, in beautiful, enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers.

Titles included:
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
The Brothers Karamazov by... 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)

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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
$15.00/18.00(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






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)

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