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Fawcett Columbine, Jan 12, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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In his work, Chekhov is renowned for his wisdom and wit; in his life, he needed them. Raised by a brutal and alcoholic father, he moved to Moscow to escape--and to become the author of popular magazine stories. His stories led to plays and his plays to fame, but tuberculosis claimed him at the early age of forty-four. 8-page photo insert.

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

Loved this--a kind of efficient biography, spare and full of images, like Chekhov's own short stories. I must have read excerpts of this before, perhaps in a theatre source book in a theatre history ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kamran Hyder - Goodreads

Although tragic at times, the biography reads like an interesting story which depicts the struggles Russian authors had had to undergo to make their mark on the contemporary literary scene of those ... Read full review


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