Forty Stories
Forty Stories


If any one writer can be said to have invented the modem 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 Forty Stories. The abashed happiness of a woman in the presence of the husband who abandoned her years before. The obsequious terror of the official who accidentally sneezes on a general. The poignant astonishment of an aging Don Juan overtaken by love. Spanning the entirety of Chekhov's career and including such masterpieces as "Surgery," "The Huntsman," "Anyuta," "Sleepy-head," "The Lady With the Pet Dog," and "The Bishop," this collection manages to be amusing, dazzling, and supremely moving -- often within a single page.

Title Forty Stories
Author Anton Chekhov
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 06 March 1991
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 384 p.
ISBN-10 0679733752
ISBN-13 9780679733751
Publication Date 06 March 1991
Main content page count 384
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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