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Okładka książki The Kiss and Other Stories

18,90 zł 16,53 zł


While at a party organized by the lieutenant of his regiment, the shy and awkward Ryabovitch is suddenly kissed by an unknown woman in a dark room. This unexpected and electrifying encounter marks a turning point in his life and a shift in his personality, arousing his passions and setting him on a desperate quest to discover the identity of the mysterious lady. One of Chekhov’s most admired stories, ‘The Kiss’ is joined in this volume by five equally celebrated tales in a brand-new translation by Hugh Aplin: ‘The Lady with the Little Dog’, ‘Ward Six’, ‘The Black Monk’, ‘The House with a Mezzanine, ‘The Peasants’ and ‘The Bishop’ – making this an indispensable collection for those wanting to discover Chekhov at his creative best.
Okładka książki Death of a Civil Servant

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In ‘The Death of a Civil Servant’, an administrative clerk accidentally sneezes on a hierarchical superior at the opera, which results in great embarrassment and hilarious and futile attempts at atonement. The other short stories included in this volume, ‘A Calculated Marriage’, ‘The Culprit’, ‘The Exclamation Mark’, ‘The Speech-Maker’, ‘Who Is to Blame?’ and ‘A Defenceless Creature’ are in the same absurdly comical vein. This short collection shows Chekhov in an amusing, playful light, poking fun at the greed, sycophancy and ignorance of his characters, with the moral detachment that also characterizes his major, serious works.
Okładka książki Story of a Nobody

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A secret terrorist group infiltrates the household of a government official’s son, with a view to spying on the father and, ultimately, assassinating him. But the young man entrusted with the task – an ailing, world-weary “nobody” – seized with the purposelessness of life and a sense of his own impending death, gradually becomes disillusioned with his mission, and decides to embark on a new path which will lead him to tragedy. Combining psychological detail with a strong sense of place and time, The Story of a Nobody bears all the hallmarks of Chekhov’s genius, and perfectly captures the political and social tensions of its day.
Okładka książki In the Twilight

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In the Twilight, the third collection of short stories compiled by Anton Chekhov himself, was his first major success and won him the prestigious Pushkin Prize when it was published in 1888. This volume represents a clear milestone in the writer’s passage from the youthful Antosha Chekhonte, author of slight comic sketches, to the mature master of the short-story genre. This edition presents the sixteen tales of the original collection – ranging from well-known and acknowledged gems such as ‘Agafya’ and ‘On the Road’ to others which will be fresh even to many seasoned readers of Chekhov – in a brand-new translation by Hugh Aplin, providing an invaluable glimpse into a pivotal moment in the writer’s literary career. Contains: ‘In the Twilight’, ‘Dreams’, ‘A Trivial Occurrence’, ‘A Bad Business’, ‘At Home’, ‘The Witch’, ‘Verochka’, ‘In Court’, ‘A Restless Guest’, ‘The Requiem’, ‘On the Road’, ‘Misfortune’, ‘An Event’, ‘Agafya’, ‘Enemies’, ‘A Nightmare’, ‘On Easter Eve’.
Okładka książki Fifty-Two Stories

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A masterfully rendered volume of Chekhov's stories from award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky Chekhov's genius left an indelible impact on every literary form in which he wrote, but none more so than short fiction. Now, renowned translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky give us their superb renderings of fifty-two Chekhov stories. This volume, which spans the full arc of Chekhov's career and includes a number of tales translated into English for the first time, reveals the extraordinary variety of his work. Ranging from the farcically comic to the darkly complex, the stories are populated by a remarkable range of characters who come from all parts of Russia, all walks of life, and who, taken together, have democratized the short story. This is a collection that promises profound delight.
Okładka książki The Woman in the Case

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This collection of lesser-known early short fiction – ranging from absurd humorous sketches to psychological dramas and tragic tales – demonstrates Anton Chekhov’s mastery of the genre, with stories about marital infidelity, betrayal, deception and love in its various forms. Although varying in tone and purpose, what these tales have in common is a profound and subtle understanding of the human condition, in its farcical and melancholy aspects, couched in Chekhov’s trademark minimalist style. This edition contains the stories ‘The Woman in the Case’, ‘A Visit to Friends’, ‘Appropriate Measures’, ‘The Boa-Constrictor and the Rabbit’, ‘History of a Business Enterprise’, ’75,000’, ‘The Mask’, ‘An Unpleasant Incident’, ‘The Eve of the Trial’, ‘Sinister Night’, ‘The Lodger’, ‘The Dream’, ‘Out of Sheer Boredom’, A Disagreeable Experience’, ‘His First Appearance’, ‘Holy Simplicity’, ‘The Diplomat’, ‘Mutual Superiority’, ‘Taedium Vitae’, Other People’s Trouble’, ‘A Reporter’s Dream’, ‘One Man’s Meat’, ‘The Guest’, and ‘Wife for Sale’. There are also detailed notes on the text, extra material about the author’s life and works, and a carefully selected bibliography.
Okładka książki A Nervous Breakdown

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"I did have hallucinations, but did they harm anyone? Who did they harm, that's what I'd like to know!' From the supreme artist of the short story, three disturbing tales of supernatural hallucinations, hysterical obsession and moral decay. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
Okładka książki Selected Stories

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Anton Chekhov is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers of short stories. He constructs stories where action and drama are implied rather than described openly, and which leave much to the reader's imagination. This collection contains some of the most important of his earliest and shortest comic sketches, as well as examples of his great, mature works. Throughout, the doctor-turned-writer displays compassion for human suffering and misfortune, but is always able to see the comical, even farcical aspects of the human condition.
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