The Essential Tales Of Chekhov
Translated by Constance Garnett
In this extraordinary collection of twenty tales, Richard Ford, a master short-story writer in his own right, has selected his personal favourites from among more than two hundred of Chekhov’s tales and novellas. Included are the familiar masterpieces ‘The Kiss’, ‘The Darling’ and ‘The Lady with the Dog’ as well as several brilliant lesser-known tales such as ‘A Blunder’, ‘Hush!’ and ‘Champagne’. These stories, written between 1886 and 1899, are drawn from Chekhov’s most prolific years as a short-story writer. Introduced by Richard Ford’s perceptive observations on ‘Why We Like Chekhov’, The Essential Tales of Chekhov is an indespensable anthology.