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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Anthony Heald Publisher: Craig Black Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.”

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joyce Mitchell | 11/29/2012

    " I love LHOV Chekhov! I'm thinking he will be a reading or listening tradition come every Christmas. "

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