New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
<< Previous bookNext book >>
book cover of 

Lady with Lapdog

Lady with Lapdog

And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov(1860-1904) may be likened to his contemporaries, the pointilliste painters. Piece by piece, episode by episode, character by character, he constructs in prose a survey of the human condition. as David Magarshack writes in his introduction, on reading these stories 'one gets the impression of holding life itself, like a fluttering bird, in one's cupped hands'.

This collection includes such famous small masterpieces as 'A Boring Story','Ward 6', 'Ariadne', and 'The Darling', not to mention the title story, after reading which Gorky wrote to Chekhov that everything he himself wrote seemed 'coarse and written not with a pen but with a log'. The stories typify Chekhov's extraordinary ability to compress a whole life into a few pages, and reveal that blend of comedy and tragedy with which he portrays the world.

Similar Books by other authors...

Eugene Zamiatin

The Metamorphosis and Other Stories
Franz Kafka

First Love
Ivan Turgenev

Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy
Used availability for Anton Chekhov's Lady with Lapdog

See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US

Paperback Editions

January 1964 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Lady with Lapdog and other Stories
Author(s): A P Chekhov
ISBN: 0-14-044143-3 / 978-0-14-044143-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Search for