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St. Peterís Day and Other Tales (1959) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Like a combination of Dickens, Gogol and the Marx Brothers, these early short stories of Chekhov are masterpieces of rowdy comedy. It is difficult to understand why so very few of them have appeared in English; they include perhaps the best comic writing he ever did, and the title story, ST. PETERíS DAY, almost rises to the height of comic epic as it details the drunken progress of an amateur hunting expedition.


  • Introduction by Frances H. Jones
  • Sketches from the Theatre:
    • He and She
    • The Baron
    • Two Calamities
  • The Willow
  • The Liberal
  • The Woman Who Had No Prejudices
  • Marriage for Money
  • Appropriate Measures
  • The Mask
  • Civil Service Exam
  • Trifon
  • The Delegate
  • Tears the World Sees Not
  • Reading
  • 75,000
  • The Conquerorís Triumph
  • The Flying Islands
  • The Lady of the Manor
  • The Reporter
  • A Revolting Tale
  • The Village of Green Scythe
  • St. Peterís Day

Original title: St. Peterís Day and Other Tales
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Calculated Marriage, a (1884) [Short Story]
      Author: Anton Chekhov

Edition #1: St. Peterís Day and Other Tales

St. Peterís Day and Other Tales (1959)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Frances H. Jones
Introduction by: Frances H. Jones
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St. Peterís Day and Other Tales (1959)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Dimensions: 4.3 x 7.2 x 0.4 in
Pages: 192
Notes: Original cover art by Edward Gorey

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