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The first volume of Anton Chekov's Selected Works includes eleven stories written between 1860 and 1904.

Death of a clerk. Chameleon. Vanka. The grasshopper. The house with the mansard. The man who lived in a shell. Gooseberries. Yonich. The lady with the dog. In the gully. The bride.

The volume opens with Maxim Gorky's reminiscences about his meetings with Chekhov, and in t
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Hardcover, 1st Edition, 231 pages
Published 1973 by Progress Publishers
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Adam
Mar 11, 2013 Adam rated it really liked it
This collection of Chekhov stories was published in 1970s Moscow. That is important only in that you get the impression that this set of stories may have been intended to glorify somewhat the Russian artist. They do, the stories are wonderful examples of Anton Chekhov's unnatural gift at storytelling.

That and the translations are pretty unique. In the Ravine, one of his better, and better known stories, is here as In the Gully.

Other than that, enjoy the stories for what they are, a chronologica
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May 02, 2016 Marlo rated it really liked it
Very good! I would like to read more stories by Chekhov. That time period in Russia is very interesting, and Chekhov's characters and stories draw you in. My fave was "Gooseberries", with Ivan Ivanich musing on the nature of happiness and suffering.
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841. He also taught himself to read and write. Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov's mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant.

"When I think back on my childhood," Chekhov recalled, "it all seems quite glo
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