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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.99
The Seagull is the first of Anton Checkov's four full-length plays. It explores the romantic and artistic tension in the relationships between a young woman, a fading older lady, her playwright son and a popular story writer. The play references Shakespeare's Hamlet both in text and content. It has a cast of eclectic characters whose principle... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.95
Uncle Vanya is one of Anton Checkov's four major plays. It was first performed in 1900, the year after its publication, under direction by the celebrated Konstantin Stanislavski. The text reworks an earlier play by Checkov, The Wood Demon . Critics have attempted to follow Checkov's method and artistic development by tracking the changes he... more...
- The Floating Press 1916; US$ 4.95
The Cherry Orchard was written by Chekhov as a comedy, but directed by Stanislavski as a tragedy on its premier. The play has maintained the dual nature of these intentions ever since. An aristocratic family return to their estate on the eve of auction. Though alternatives present themselves, the family is apathetic and their property is sold. The... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
Fans of short fiction will love this collection from Anton Chekhov, the Russian author and physician whom many critics regard as one of the masters of the short story. The pieces brought together in this volume span a wide range of themes and highlight the subtle genius that sets Chekhov's work apart from his peers. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00
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 off with another man?s wife, the... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
Written in Chekhov's signature style, these letters ascertain his undisputable status as master of the written word. Besides dealing with personal matters, they also offer an interesting commentary on his various works as well as the political and social scenario of that age. Chekhov's characteristic blend of vivid narration and wit makes them... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 5.99
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... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 7.98
When Gurov sees the lady with the little dog on a windswept promenade, he knows he must have her. But she is different from his other flings ? he cannot forget her ? Chekhov?s stories are of lost love, love at the wrong time and love that can never be. United by the theme of love, the writings in the Great Loves series span over two thousand... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 2.99
Ryabovitch is the picture of self-consciousness, clearly aware of his own awkward bearing, small stature, and unusual looks. While attending a glamorous party hosted by Lieutenant General von Rabbek, Ryabovitch avoids the other guests by wandering into a darkened room where he suddenly finds himself in the embrace of a woman who favours him with a... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2013; US$ 2.99
While vacationing in Yalta, Gurov, a married, middle-aged man, becomes enraptured by a lovely young woman on the beach walking her dog. After a brief affair, the couple part, but despite the pressures of their separate lives, both are deeply affected by their fleeting attachment. "The Lady with the Dog" was written shortly after Chekhov met Olga... more...