The life story of a Russian master as he told it to others
From the teenager in provincial Russia in 1875 to his premature death in Germany in 1904, Chekhov wrote over 4,500 letters to a range of correspondents, including family and friends, his publisher and fellow writers – not to mention actresses. These letters tell the story of Chekhov’s life as a man and a writer and he emerges from them as a tough, generous, life-enhancing, and enigmatic character.
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are… More about Anton Chekhov
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Published by Penguin Classics Sep 28, 2004| 224 Pages| ISBN 9780140449228