Anton Chekhov, 'The Complete Short Novels of Anton Chekhov,' published by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, 2004.
The Complete Short Stories of Anton Chekhov is a 548 page softcover measuring 8" x 5". The overall condition is very good, with no visible signs of use.
Although he is best known for his short stories, Anton Chekhov also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels. Now for the first time all five have been brought together in a single volume, and rendered into brilliantly idiomatic English by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.
The Steppe follows a nine-year-old boy's journey by wagon train across the immensity of southern Russia. The Duel comically dramatizes the escalating animosity between a dissipated romantic and a cold-blooded scientist in a seedy resort town. In The Story of an Unknown Man, a dying radical takes a post as a servant in order to spy on a statesman of the regime he hates, only to become enmeshed in the family's domestic life. Three Years treats a lackadaisical young merchant's cataclysmic experience of love, while My Life is a portrait of a self-deluded idealist pursuing a utopian life in the country.