A night in the cemetery : and other stories of crime & suspense / Anton Chekhov ; translated by Peter Sekirin

Author(s): Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904
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Subjects: Short stories, Russian--Translations into English
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904--Translations into English
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Russian (translated from)
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books ed
Published: New York : Pegasus Books, 2008
LC Classification: P, PG
Physical Description: xii, 321 p. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: A Night at the Cemetery 1
What You Usually Find in Novels 6
The Swedish Match 8
A Night of Horror 35
Willow 45
A Thief 51
The Only Way Out 57
An Expensive Dog 61
Curved Mirror 65
A Court Case 69
The Brother: A Slice of Life 73
A Confession 76
In the Darkness of the Night 81
The Intentional Deception 83
On the Sea: A Sailor's Story 88
Ivan the Cabman 93
Perpetual Mobile 97
Evildoer 107
Death of an Office Worker 113
75 Grand 117
At the Cemetery 124
The Conversation of a Man with a Dog 128
The Wallet 132
A Dead Body 136
Too Much Talking! 142
Conversation of a Drunken Man with a Sober Devil 148
Psychopaths 151
Assignment 158
Fire in the Steppe: An Evil Night 167
Ignoramus 175
Task 181
Dreams 190
A Crime: A Double Murder Case 201
Drama 208
An Ambulance 216
Bad Business 223
Misfortune 230
The Man Who Wanted Revenge 239
Thieves 246
Murder 266
Criminal Investigator 278
The Drama at the Hunt 285
Alternate Title(s): Short stories.
Additional Authors: Sekirin, Peter
Notes: ISBN: 9781933648866
ISBN: 1933648864
Contents: A night at the cemetery -- What you usually find in novels -- The Swedish match -- A night of horror -- Willow -- A thief -- The only way out -- An expensive dog -- Curved mirror -- A court case -- The brother : a slice of life -- A confession -- In the darkness of the night -- The intentional deception -- On the sea : a sailor's story -- Ivan the cabman -- Perpetual mobile -- Evildoer -- Death of an office worker -- 75 grand -- At the cemetery -- The conversation of a man with a dog -- The wallet -- A dead body -- Too much talking! -- Conversation of a drunken man with a sober devil -- Psychopaths -- Assignment -- Fire in the steppe : an evil night -- Ignoramus -- Task -- Dreams -- A crime : a double murder case -- Drama -- An ambulance -- Bad business -- Misfortune -- The man who wanted revenge -- Thieves -- Murder -- Criminal investigator -- The drama at the hunt
Summary: The English-language debut of Anton Chekhov's first collection of mystery and suspense tales. Considered one of the greatest dramatists of all time, Anton Chekhov actually began his literary career as a crime and mystery writer. Scattered throughout periodicals and literary journals from 1880-1890, Peter Sekirin brings together these psychological suspense stories in a premier collection that provides a fresh look into Chekhov's literary heritage and his formative years as a writer
OCLC Number: 191245979
ISBN/ISSN: 9781933648866
1933648864