Motley Tales and a Play
This anthology includes one of his greatest plays, The Three Sisters, in an adaptation by American playwright David Mamet, and a selection of seventeen of the Russian writer's short stories. Illustrations include reproductions from the Moscow Art Theatre's album for its original production of The Three Sisters; Vladimir Nabokov's lecture notes on Chekhov's writing; and art works by Chekhov's friends and contemporaries.
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The New York Public Library Collector's Editions
Favorite masterpieces of world literature illustrated by rare and beautiful materials from the Library's collections and featuring an elegant, distinctive design, with foil-trimmed covers with matching endpapers; compact, easy-to-hold size; and modern, readable type. Each book includes a biography of the author, a short essay about the images and artifacts from the Library used to illustrate the text, and suggestions for further reading.
427 pages, illustrated. Published by Doubleday, 1998.
Hardcover. $18.50. ISBN 0-385-48730-4.