$20.00 ( ) USD
Adobe eBook Reader
Looking for an examination copy?
If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact email@example.com providing details of the course you are teaching.
Chekhov is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential literary figures of modern times. Russia's preeminent playwright, he played a significant role in revolutionizing the modern theatre. His impact on prose fiction writing is incalculable: he helped define the modern short story. Beginning with an engaging account of Chekhov's life and cultural context in nineteenth-century Russia, this book introduces the reader to this fascinating and complex personality. Unlike much criticism of Chekhov, it includes detailed discussions of both his fiction and his plays. The Introduction traces his concise, impressionistic prose style from early comic sketches to mature works such as ‘Ward No. 6' and ‘In the Ravine'. Examining Chekhov's development as a dramatist, the book considers his one-act vaudevilles and early works, while providing a detailed, act-by-act analysis of the masterpieces on which his reputation rests: The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard.Read more
- Provides a clear account of Chekhov's life and the cultural and historical context of his works, making these complex and often difficult works much more accessible
- Covers both Chekhov's fiction and his drama, demonstrating how he was a leading figure in both fields equally - other Chekhov criticism tends to focus mainly on his plays and so gives an incomplete picture of the writer
- Includes detailed discussions of all of Chekhov's most important works, guiding the reader episode by episode or scene by scene through Chekhov's masterpieces of the short story and the drama
Reviews & endorsements
"James N. Loehlin’s book offers the undergraduate student an expert analysis of Anton Chekhov’s prose works and drama in their literary-historical context … This highly recommended book encourages the reader to appreciate Chekhov’s unquestioned mastery of both drama and fiction … Loehlin explores adroitly Chekhov’s humane if unsentimental vision, which combines comedy, dark humor, despair, skepticism, irony, and a "yearning for the transcendent". The book’s annotated bibliography guides students in pursuing further research into Chekhov’s works."
William M. Hawley, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms
Not yet reviewed
Be the first to review
Review was not posted due to profanity×
- Date Published: September 2010
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511911545
- availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
Table of Contents
2. Chekhov in context
3. Early stories
4. Early plays
5. Later stories
6. Later plays
Guide to further reading.
Sorry, this resource is locked
Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister Sign in
You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.Continue ×