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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241444245
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $26.99

Fifty-Two Stories




A masterfully rendered volume of Chekhov's stories from famed translators Pevear and Volokhonsky

Chekhov's genius left an indelible impact on every literary form in which he wrote, but none more so than short fiction. Now renowned translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky give us their superb renderings of fifty-two Chekhov stories. These stories, which span the full arc of his career, reveal the extraordinary variety of his work, from the farcically comic to the darkly complex. Including several never-before-translated stories, this is a collection that promises to delight.

  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241444245
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov was a Russian author and playwright who has been hailed as the master of the modern short story. Born in 1860 in Taganov, he studied at medical school before becoming a writer. Among his best known short tales are 'The Steppe' (which won him the Pushkin Prize in 1888), 'Ward No. 6' (1892) and 'The Lady with the Dog' (1889), while his plays include The Seagull (1895), Uncle Vanya (1897), The Three Sisters (1901) and The Cherry Orchard (1904), all of which are widely acclaimed as masterpieces. He died in July 1904 in Badenweiler, Germany.

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Praise for Fifty-Two Stories

This beautifully produced edition from the veteran translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky collects, in chronological order, fifty-two of Anton Chekhov's short stories written between 1883 and 1898. It is a 'full deck', intended to reflect the diversity and inventiveness of the author's lesser-known fiction ... Their Chekhov is accurate, compelling and even graceful

The Times Literary Supplement

The indefatigable translating team of Pevear and Volokhonsky deliver a first-rate collection of Chekhov's stories ... Encounters between young and old, rich and poor, country and city people mark these stories ... A welcome gathering of work, some not often anthologized, by an unrivaled master of the short story form

Kirkus

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