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Selected Stories

Paperback, 13/09/1995, £2.50
A collection of stories where action and drama are implied rather than described openly, and which intend to leave much to the reader's imagination.

Complete Short Novels

Hardback, 17/06/2004, £14.99
In My Life, a man renounces wealth and social position for a life of manual labour, and the resulting conflict between the moral simplicity of his ideals and the complex realities of human nature culminates in an apocalyptic vision that is unique in Chekhov's work.


Paperback, 26/02/2015, £1.00
Helps you celebrate the range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. This book takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe.

About Love and Other Stories

Paperback, 10/07/2008, £7.99
The importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes - alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence - have as much relevance today as when they were written, and this superb new translation captures their modernist spirit. Among the fourteen stories included are 'The Lady with the Little Dog', 'Gusev', and 'Rothschild's Violin'.

Russian Master

Paperback, 09/10/2008, £8.99

Nervous Breakdown

Paperback, 03/03/2016, £2.00
'I did have hallucinations, but did they harm anyone? Who did they harm, that's what I'd like to know!' This title features three disturbing tales of supernatural hallucinations, hysterical obsession and moral decay. It includes fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.

Plays: "Ivanov", "The Seagull", "Uncle Vanya", "Three Sisters", "The Cherry Orchard"

Paperback, 25/07/2002, £7.99
At a time when the Russian theatre was dominated by formulaic melodramas and farces, Chekhov created a new sort of drama that laid bare the everyday lives, loves and yearnings of ordinary people. This book includes an introduction that examines how Chekhov broke with theatrical conventions and discusses each play in detail.

Shooting Party

Paperback, 24/06/2004, £12.00
Olga, the pretty young daughter of a drunken forester on a country estate, and her fateful relationships with the men in her life. Adored by Urbenin, the estate manager, whom she marries to escape the poverty of her home, she is also desired by the dissolute Count Karneyev and by Zinovyev, a magistrate, who knows the secret misery of her marriage.

Life in Letters

Paperback, 24/06/2004, £14.99
From the teenager in provincial Russia in 1875 to his premature death in Germany in 1904, the author wrote over 4,500 letters to a range of correspondents, including family and friends, his publisher and fellow writers - not to mention actresses. This book presents these letters which tell the story of the author's life as a man and a writer.

Essential Tales of Chekhov

Paperback, 29/06/1999, £9.99
In this collection of 20 short stories, the editor Richard Ford has selected his personal favourites of Chekhov's work. Includes are "The Kiss", "The Darling", as well as lesser known tales such as "A Blunder", "Hush" and "Champagne".

Lady with the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904

Paperback, 29/08/2002, £8.99
A collection of stories such as "Peasants", "The House with the Mezzanine" and "My Life", in which, the author paints a picture of the conditions of the poor and of their powerlessness in the face of exploitation and hardship.