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The Woman in the Case and Other Stories
The Woman in the Case and Other Stories
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This collection of lesser-known early short fiction ranging from absurd humorous sketches to psychological dramas and tragic tales demonstrates Anton Chekhov s mastery of the genre, with stories about marital infidelity, betrayal, deception and love in its various forms. Although varying in tone and purpose, what these tales have in common is a profound and subtle understanding of the human condition, in its farcical and melancholy aspects, couched in Chekhov s trademark minimalist style. This edition contains: The Woman in the Case, A Visit to Friends, Appropriate Measures, The Boa-Constrictor and the Rabbit, History of a Business Enterprise, 75,000, The Mask, An Unpleasant Incident, The Eve of the Trial, Sinister Night, The Lodger, The Dream, Out of Sheer Boredom, A Disagreeable Experience, His First Appearance, Holy Simplicity, The Diplomat, Mutual Superiority, Taedium Vitae, Other People's Trouble, A Reporter's Dream, One Man's Meat, The Guest, and Wife for Sale. Alma Classics is committed to make available the widest range of literature from around the globe. All the titles are provided with an extensive critical apparatus, extra reading material including a section of photographs and notes. The texts are based on the most authoritative edition (or collated from the most authoritative editions or manuscripts) and edited using a fresh, intelligent editorial approach. With an emphasis on the production, editorial and typographical values of a book, Alma Classics aspires to revitalize the whole experience of reading the classics.