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Anton Chekhov's short novels are here brought together in one volume for the first time, in a masterly new translation by the award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. In these five short novels, Chekhov's masterful storytelling and his profound understanding of human nature are brilliantly evinced.
Anton Chekhov was the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays and is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama.
"Praise for previous translations by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky: "The reinventors of the classic Russian novel for our times." -PEN/BoMC Translation Prize Citation "Their translations have become the standard English-language texts." -Newsday The Brothers Karamazov: "One finally gets the musical whole of Dostoevksy's original." -The New York Times Book Review Anna Karenina: "The most scrupulous, illuminating and compelling version yet." -The Oregonian"