The Prank

The Prank

The Best of Young Chekhov

Paperback - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
The Prank is a major international literary discovery- the young Anton Chekhov's own selection of the best of his early work, here appearing for the first time in any language as the single volume its author intended it to be, and featuring two stories that have not been translated into English before.

In 1880, while pursuing his medical studies, Chekhov took up his pen the better to support himself and his family. In the next two years, he published more than sixty stories under various pseudonyms, soon gaining a reputation as a brilliant young writer. In 1882, he decided it was time to establish his name and claim to fame properly, and so heapicked and carefully put together the twelve stories he considered his best work, intending to publish them with illustrations by his brother Nikolay, a gifted artist himself. The Prank , as Chekhov entitled the book, was all setato go to the printer when a Tsarist censor suppressed the book. Why? Because, as Chekhov wrote to a friend, omy best stories uproot the foundations.o

Satires, send-ups, tales of student life, artistic ambition, hunting parties, troubled families, love and betrayal, these twelve stories, accompanied by Nikolay's illustrations, display the zest, energy, humor, and unsparing insight that were Chekhov's from the start.
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9781590178362
159017836X
Characteristics: pages : illustrations ; cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

1
1aa
Jul 03, 2017

On the whole a rather bland set of stories, mildly humorous; unless on is especially interested in Chekhov, its not worth one's time.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number
  Loading...

Find it at CPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top