Motley Tales and a Play

By: Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich; Mamet, David; Garnett, Constance Black; Chernomordik, Vlada

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Marking the first time The New York Public Library has drawn extensively from its special collections for a new series, these Collector's Editions offer the reader unprecedented access to the library's literary and artistic treasures. Each edition is illustrated with materials from the library's rare book and manuscript collections, including handwritten diaries, letters, and notebooks, previously available only to scholars.

Known by readers around the world for his keen psychological insight and gentle vision of humanity's strengths and weaknesses, Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) ranks among the most important of modern authors. Drawing from among the author's own favorite works, this anthology provides a selection of stories, including "The Student", and the play, The Three Sisters. Enhanced by such rare artifacts as the Moscow Art Theater's album of its production of The Three Sisters (with Chekhov's wife in the role of Masha) and Vladimir Nabokov's handwritten lecture notes on Chekhov's oeuvre, this Collector's Edition offers readers the chance to become acquainted with the tender humor in Chekhov's poignant and whimsical tales.

Title: Motley Tales and a Play

Author Name: Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich; Mamet, David; Garnett, Constance Black; Chernomordik, Vlada

Categories: Classics,

Edition: Reprint.

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1998

ISBN Number: 0385487304

ISBN Number 13: 9780385487306

Binding: Cloth & Boards

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Type: Book

Seller ID: 004993

Description: 383 pp. Bibliographical references. Photos and sketches. Nearly new, slight crinkling along dj edges. No markings in text, clean. A New York Public Library Collector's Edition, with introductory information on Chekhov. Includes "The Three Sisters" and 17 short stories. Suggested reading list. Size: 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall