The reputation of Anton Chekhov as one of the greatest precursors of modern drama rests largely on these four masterpieces.
This volume includes The Seagull, a tale about the battle for power between a mother and her son that ends in tragedy; Uncle Vanya tells of two obsessive love affairs that lead nowhere, and a flirtation that brings disaster; Three Sisters, in which three siblings wrestle with their futures; and The Cherry Orchard, where the old must inevitably give way to the new.
Haunting and elusive, these four masterpieces have found in Michael Frayn a translator who perfectly captures their delicate balance of the tragic and the absurd. The volume also contains four of Chekhov's early short "vaudevilles" as well as a substantial introduction by Michael Frayn.
"The critical clamour for a Complete Chekhov in ... Frayn's translation has borne fruit."—Sunday Times
Series: Methuen World Classics
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.45 x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1