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About Love

About Love

(2004)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
Raymond Carver called Anton Chekhov 'the greatest short story writer who has ever lived.' This unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, 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 these superb new translations capture their modernist spirit. Elusive and subtle, spare and unadorned, the stories in this selection are among Chekhov's most poignant and lyrical. The book includes well-known pieces such as 'The Lady with the Little Dog,' as well as less familiar work like 'Gusev,' inspired by Chekhov's travels in the Far East, and 'Rothschild's Violin,' a haunting and darkly humorous tale about death and loss. The stories are arranged chronologically to show the evolution of Chekhov's art.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: About Love and Other Stories (Oxford World Classics)
Author(s): Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Rosamund Bartlett
ISBN: 1-4352-9074-7 / 978-1-4352-9074-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-29
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Paperback Editions

July 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: About Love and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics)
Author(s): Anton Chekhov
ISBN: 0-19-953668-6 / 978-0-19-953668-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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June 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: About Love and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics)
Author(s): Anton Chekhov, Rosamund Bartlett
ISBN: 0-19-280260-7 / 978-0-19-280260-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Audio Editions

March 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: About Love and Other Stories
Author(s): Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: About Love and Other Stories
Author(s): Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: About Love
Author(s): Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Harmonic Wave
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October 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: About Love
Author(s): Anton Chekhov
Publisher: Harmonic Wave
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2004 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: About Love and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics)
Author(s): Anton Chekhov
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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