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Tales of Chekhov

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In honour of its 35th anniversary, Ecco is proud to reissue Constance Garnett's 1929 13–volume Tales of Chekhov, heralded as one of the finest Chekhov translations ever.

Anton Chekhov's short fiction is admired and cherished by readers the world over. This stunning boxed set brings together the largest, most comprehensive selection of his stories, all full of humor, truth,
Published October 24th 2006 by Ecco (first published 1984)
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Jun 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everybody
Finished at last! What can I say except to recommend Chekhov enthusiastically to everyone.

Volume 1: The Darling and Other Stories:
"The Darling" - 3 stars: This story is about a woman whose entire life revolves around some man in her life. In the beginning it's her first husband, who dies; then she gravitates to her second husband, who also dies. She next fixates on a married officer. When he abandons her, she falls into a near catatonic state, returning to life only when the officer returns. But
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've read almost all of Chekhov's stories in translation--and have always wanted to own this collection, although the material is all available online. I'm very happy with my purchase, and here's why:

1. The volumes are almost exact replicas of first editions released from 1916-1922: While some may consider this a drawback, with the old-style type and print, I think it's a plus--thick, generous, very readable. Chekhov is one of those writers who is meant to be read slowly; the pages here are not
Sam Ruddick
Feb 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
On Chekhov, all I can really say is that no one, it seems to me, deals as compassionately with the stupidity of human beings. The Duel is a great example both of humans being stupid, and Chekhov being compassionate. He also does a great job capturing the way our minds work, I think. The way one thought leads to another, or the way a particular sight might lead to a totally unconnected thought. Hard to explain, but beautifully executed, and very simply. You might look at a tree, then--out of nowh ...more
Chin Jian Xiong
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: great-lit
Stories Read

Volume 1
The Darling
The Two Voldoyas
The Trousseau
The Helpmate
An Artist Story

Volume 2
Excellent People
Expensive Lessons
The Princess

Volume 3
The Lady With The Dog
The Black Monk

Volume 4

Volume 5
The Grasshopper

Volume 6
The Witch

Volume 8
Rothschild’s Fiddle
Ivan Matyevich

Volume 9
A Nervous Breakdown

Volume 10
Ward No. 6
An Enigmatic Nature
A Happy Man

Volume 11

Volume 12
A Classical Student

Volume 13
A Country Cottage
A Blunder
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Sep 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This box set may be my most treasured item on my bookshelf. Will never part with this.
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov [Russian: Антон Павлович Чехов] 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 r