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Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781483090344
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A Russian author, playwright, and physician, Anton Chekhov is widely considered one of the best short-story writers of all time. Having influenced such writers as Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and James Joyce, Chekhov’s stories are often noted for their stream-of-consciousness style and their vast number. Raymond Carver once said, “It is not only the immense number of stories he wrote—for few, if any, writers have ever done more—it is the awesome frequency with which he produced masterpieces, stories that shrive us as well as delight and move us, that lay bare our emotions in ways only true art can accomplish.”

In The Complete Stories of Anton Chekhov, Volume 2: 1886, Blackstone has compiled fifty-five of Chekhov’s short stories:

Art

A Blunder

Children

Misery

An Upheaval

An Actor’s End

The Requiem

Anyuta

Ivan Matveyitch

The Witch

A Story without an End

A Joke

Agafya

A Nightmare

Grisha

Love

Easter Eve

Ladies

Strong Impressions

A Gentleman Friend

A Happy Man

The Privy Councillor

A Day in the Country

At a Summer Villa

Panic Fears

The Chemist’s Wife

Not Wanted

The Chorus Girl

The Schoolmaster

A Troublesome Visitor

The Husband

A Misfortune

A Pink Stocking

Martyrs

The First-Class Passenger

Talent

The Dependents

The Jeune Premier

In the Dark

A Trivial Incident

A Tripping Tongue

A Trifle from Life

Difficult People

In the Court

A Peculiar Man

Mire

Dreams

Hush!

Excellent People

An Incident

The Orator

A Work of Art

Who Was to Blame?

Vanka

On the Road

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Anton Chekhov was equally distinguished as short story writer and as dramatist. His influence upon the short story is still ongoing.”

    Harold Bloom

  • “It is not only the immense number of stories he wrote…it is the awesome frequency with which he produced masterpieces, stories that shrive us as well as delight and move us, that lay bare our emotions in ways only true art can accomplish.”

    Raymond Carver

  • “Chekhov is a master at making his characters’ darkest aspects comprehensible and human. He’s never sentimental and he’s not particularly pleasant, but he will always feel modern because of his astonishing juxtapositions and the way his characters’ swift, darting minds vacillate between idealism and boredom, vanity and hope.”

    Atlantic Monthly

  • “With a collection of dozens of stories featuring a multitude of characters, a narrator might find himself significantly challenged. But Anthony Heald comes through with flying colors. He finds a unique voice for each character—whether drunken man, pious widow, or ignorant peasant. Breathing life into each individual, he captures eccentricity, nervousness, and egotism. His enthusiastic reading gives Chekhov his full due and endows this collection with a strong voice of its own.”

    AudioFile

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About the Author

Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays, is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama. He described the Russian life of his time using a deceptively simple technique devoid of obtrusive literary devices, thereby becoming the prominent representative of the late nineteenth-century Russian realist school. His early stream-of-consciousness style strongly influenced the literary world, including writers such as James Joyce.

About the Narrator

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. Heald has also won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.