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Four Great Russian Plays (2004) [Anthology]
by Anton Chekhov Nikolai Gogol Maxim Gorky Ivan Turgenev Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The golden age of Russian theater produced works of enduring vitality, dramatic interest, and literary merit -- among them, masterpieces by the four great writers included in this collection. Gogol's The Inspector General, a mistaken-identity farce that skewers venality, pretentiousness, and other foibles, is for many the greatest gem of Russian drama. A later gem, Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, brilliantly depicts the approaching dissolution of the world of the Russian aristocracy. Gorky's The Lower Depths presents a grimly realistic view of the wretched lives of down-and-outers on the eve of the Russian Revolution. Turgenev's A Month in the Country -- a precursor of Chekhov's plays, fifty years ahead of its time -- explores the painful absurdity of romantic love on a country estate filled with the light of a nineteenth-century summer.

Original title: Four Great Russian Plays
Original languages: Russian


Genre: Drama and PlaysRussian
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Government Inspector, the (1836) [Play]
      Author: Nikolai Gogol
     Cherry Orchard, the (1904) [Play]
      Author: Anton Chekhov

Edition #1: Four Great Russian Plays

Four Great Russian Plays (2004)
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Language: English

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Four Great Russian Plays (July 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Mineola, NY
Publisher: Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN: 9780486434728
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.7 x 0.8
Pages: 294

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