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Ward No. 6 and Other Stories (riverrun editions) : a unique selection of Chekhov's novellas, Paperback / softback Book

Ward No. 6 and Other Stories (riverrun editions) : a unique selection of Chekhov's novellas Paperback / softback

Part of the riverrun editions series

Paperback / softback


A young woman struggles to assert herself within a regrettable marriage. A boy learns about life on an epic summer's journey to a new school. A doctor attempts to befriend his most interesting patient. A young man tries to figure out the best way to live. This riverrun edition presents a selection of Chekhov's longer stories - novellas, effectively - in Constance Garnett's timeless translations.

These four stories, Ward No.6, The Wife, The Steppe and My Life, tell of characters attempting to create meaning through work, connection with others and art; they deal with misunderstandings and loss; they celebrate brief joys, sudden passions and unsatisfied longings, all underscored by Chekhov's gentle wit and great humanity.

This unique collection - selected and introduced by the celebrated Janet Malcolm - is unmissable for the enthusiast and a brilliant introduction to one of the nineteenth century's greatest writers.


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